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21/4/2017

    PRODUCT Early Warning of Condensation Danger. - The compact EE046 from E+E Elektronik monitors reliably the condensation danger on chilled beams and other critical cold spots, in air conditioning systems or switching cabinets.

    Education and Research "Ten years empowering the world!" - Alison, celebrating ten years as online learning pioneer, has launched a new mobile-friendly, personalised platform design, enhancing user experience and strengthening learner engagement.

    PRODUCT Profile painted & powder-coated surfaces. - The newest generation DATAPAQ® EasyTrack®3 system makes profiling oven cure of painted and powder-coated products as easy as never before.

    webinar UV disinfection in industry. - Hanovia is to host a webinar aimed at helping manufacturers optimise the removal of chlorine within their water treatment operations on the 23rd May 2017.

20/4/2017

19/4/2017
    PRODUCT Managing terminals! - TerminalManager, from Emerson, provides a single software platform to manage the entire terminal business process, helping operators streamline the loading processes, achieve greater connectivity to customer needs, and close the books faster.

    PRODUCT Seismic sensors. - Omron Electronic Components Europe has announced the availability of what it believes is the world's smallest class size seismic sensor, specifically designed to trigger the shutdown of potentially hazardous or easily damaged systems in the event of an earthquake.

18/4/2017
    PRODUCT Breathing life into level transmitters! - Heartbeat Technology has been added to the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR5X free-space radar and FMP5X Levelflex guided radar level transmitters.

    NEWS Powerful sensor solutions worldwide! - A global distribution agreement with MEMSIC has been announced by Mouser Electronics. MEMSIC is a world leader for the consumer electronics, communications, automotive, medical and industrial sensing sectors.

17/4/2017
People
Wolfgang Morr
Wolfgang Morr has joined ARC Advisory's European team as Senior Consultant
13/4/2017
    PRODUCT UHF RFID readers. - Harting has expanded its Ha-VIS family of UHF RFID readers with the addition of two new devices that offer higher levels of versatility, enabling individual project requirements to be met even more efficiently and flexibly.

    NEWS Installed base maintains strength. - The installed base of devices with interfaces of the communication technologies of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) continues its very strong overall market position.

    Other companies exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2017
    PRODUCT Delta's high-calibre solutions for smart manufacturing & energy efficiency. - Delta's expanded and strengthened portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions, capable of realizing smart manufacturing and higher energy efficiency in a broad range of applications, will be featured at Hannover Messe 2017 (April 24 to 28).

    publications" Motion & Machne control. - Aerotech's new Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions brochure presents their latest machine automation products.

    Pictures Industry 4.0 concept reviewed in Limerick. - EPLAN joined forces with ABB, DesignPro, Douglas Automation, Igus, Industrial Society of Automation (Ireland Section ISA), Omron, Panasonic, Prion PLM, Portalis, Rittal Ireland, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, SL Controls and Weidmuller to bring Industry 4.0 to the Limerick Institute of Technology. Here are some pictures from the day!

11/4/2017
    PRODUCT Milestones for automation software systems. - Copa-Data has presented what it call "further milestones for ergonomic working for project engineers and operators in manufacturing companies and the energy sector," with the new version of its automation software systems, zenon 7.60 and zenon Analyzer 3.10.
    People
    Conor Duffy
    The Board of Excelsys Technology has appointed Conor Duffy to take over as CEO.
    Other appointments include Shane Callanan who has been appointed to the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dermot Flynn is to become Director of Sales & Marketing and Brendan Forde as Quality and Manufacturing Manager.
10/4/2017
    NEWS Name change for Test & Measurement leader! - Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation is to change its name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation in October (2017).

    EVENTS The future of Automation and Control. - InstMC, ISA & IET are supporting a major conference in June looking at the future of automation and process control. Organised by IChemE there will be lots of opportunities to share views and debate the implications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

    PRODUCT Money-saving kit for electricians! - Until 30th June 2017, Fluke is offering a 325/T150/C550KIT, a money-saving starter kit for electricians, which includes a clamp meter, a two-pole tester and a sturdy, steel-framed toolbag.

    EVENTS Vision conference programme released. - The full Conference programme for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition (Milton Keynes (GB) 27th April 2017) has now been published.

7/4/2017
    PRODUCT Non-contact level measurement. - Easy-to-use SIL 3 Rosemount™ 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter provides enhanced diagnostics and remote proof-testing capability, supporting critical overfill prevention applications.

    PRODUCT Piezoelectric strain sensor. - The new Type 9238B piezoelectric strain sensor from Kistler Instruments monitors the force-proportional strain on machine components and structures.

    NEWS Aquisition ensures a broader range HMI supplier! - IDEC Corporation has acquired APEM. Together, IDEC and APEM are now one of the world's largest manufacturers of human machine interface (HMI) components, panels and systems.

    APPLICATION Networking in Japanese #paper plants. - Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, has completed the installation of a software-defined networking (SDN) solution at four paper plants in Japan that are operated by group companies of Oji Holdings Corporation (the Oji Group).

6/4/2017
    PRODUCT Safe switches. - JPR Electronics stock a wide range of Switches from Shin Chin Industrial (SCI) SCI set up the first UL-approved laboratory in Taiwan for switch testing under the UL Witnessed Test Data Program (WTDP) process.

    EVENTS Celebrating robotics in Britain! - Britain's role at the heart of robotics innovation will be celebrated again with the public this summer with the return of UK Robotics Week, encompassing an expanded nationwide programme of events for this week-long celebration (24th – 30th June 2017).

    NEWS Heavy duty computer interface devices. - Foremost Electronics has been appointed as a distributor for Storm Interface, manufacturer of heavy duty keypads, keyboards and custom computer interface devices. All Storm products are built to withstand rough use and abuse in unattended public and industrial applications.

5/4/2017
    PRODUCT Safety certification for switches. - United Electric Controls (UE) has received SIL 2 certification on two of its most popular electromechanical switch offerings.

    APPLICATION Performance analysis for swimmers! - In 2015, the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the home of the British Para-Swimming National Performance Centre, was the first in the world to install the Kistler Performance Analysis System for Swimmers (PAS-S) which uses state of the art sensor technology and high speed video to record a swimmer's starts, turns and relay changeovers in minute detail, under and on the surface.

    APPLICATION Intelligent switchboards. - Nick Boughton, sales manager at industrial systems integrator, Boulting Technology tells how switchboards need to adapt to keep up with increased energy demands.

    PRODUCT Portable data logger. - The Model 9330 high speed, portable data logger and digital display has been launched by Interface Force Measurements.

4/4/2017
    PRODUCT EN50155 certified Ethernet switches. - The EN50155 certified EKI-9516/9512 Ethernet Switches with M12/M23 connectors, from Advantech's iConnectivity Group (ICG), are highly resist against shock and vibration and ensure stable connection and communication.
    People
    Greg Arnot
    Greg Arnot has been appointed as Marketing Manager with Gardasoft.

    webinar The good the bad and how to measure! - The second of Fluke's series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars, running throughout 2107, is titled 'Power Quality – The Good, The Bad and How to Measure' and is suitable for Electrical Engineers, Plant Maintenance Facility Managers, and Energy Managers.

    NEWS Battery management technology agreement. - Swindon Silicon Systems and Dukosi have signed a strategic agreement to bring Dukosi's disruptive semiconductor chip based battery management solution to market.

    PRODUCT Sensor for indoor air quality monitoring. - Responding to the growing demand for reliable and accurate detection of a wide range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at extremely low levels, Ion Science has launched a high sensitivity version of its MiniPID 2 sensor.

    Education and Research Ten million learners! - Alison pioneered free online education ten years ago when it launched the world's first massive open online course (MOOC) provider. The site serves more than two million users each in the United States and Great Britain, and one million users in India. The site has two million users across Africa, making it the largest single provider of free online education on the continent.

    PRODUCT Sensor actuator boxes. - Harting has introduced a new range of sensor actuator boxes which will save users time and money by enabling faster installation and reducing the number of cable lengths required between the sensors and the control cabinet.

3/4/2017
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    publications" Advanced regularity control. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has just published the third edition release of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application by Harold L. Wade, Ph.D., PE.

    PRODUCT Power supplies with PMBus Communication. - Excelsys Technologies has announced that its revolutionary CoolX600 Series of 600W convection-cooled modular power supplies is now available with the option of PMBus communication.

    NEWS New member of I&C sector. - GAMBICA has announced that Advantech Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Group have become their latest new member in the Process Instrumentation and Control Sector.

    EVENTS To be seen at environmental show! - The Ashtead Technology stand at AQE 2017 (Telford GB 24-25/5/2017) will feature a comprehensive range of both workplace and emissions monitoring instruments including the latest technologies from TSI and Testo.

    People
    Dave Porrill
    The MCP Consulting Group has appointed Dave Porrill to grow the MCP portfolio of regional and national accounts. Mark Everson
    They have also announced the appointment of Mark Everson as Technical Trainer

    EVENTS Successful fieldbus event report. - The Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main (D) was the venue for the 5th PI Conference just completed. Around 300 participants got information about trends and innovations related to the technologies of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) in a very successful event .

    PRODUCT New possibilities for industrial wireless solutions. - A new, upgraded version of their popular Anybus Wireless Bridge has been introduced by HMS. The Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports up to 400 meters of reliable wireless communication, and can communicate via both Bluetooth or WLAN. It is ideal for replacing Ethernet cabling in hard-to-reach or hazardous location

30/3/2017
    NEWS New facility in Germany to help customers achieve operational excellence. - Emerson Automation Solutions has opened its new office in Langenfeld, Germany, which showcases the latest automation technology that can help manufacturers and process companies achieve operational excellence through a programme Emerson calls Operational Certainty™.

    publications" Advancing automation. - Automation.com, part of ISA's Publication Arm, has compiled the Advancing Automation eBook, to show you real examples of how some organizations are already leveraging the advanced technologies and finding multi-level value from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

    Jobs Industrial Automation Controls Engineer - Ireland. - Mitsubishi Electric is currently seeking an experienced Automation Controls Engineer to join our Irish team on a permanent basis.

    PRODUCT Installation and Maintenance of Networks. - The VIAVIs handheld tester MTS5800-100G, recently introduced by Laser Components, combines all of the functions that technicians need for the installation and maintenance of networks in an ultra-compact housing. It is equipped with the latest interfaces SFP/SFP+/SFP28 and QSFP+/QSFP28/CFP4.

    NEWS New distributor for power supply in Britain. - Excelsys Technologies has added Luso Electronics to its distributor network. Luso will distribute power solutions from Excelsys to customers in a variety of specialist markets including Military, Industrial, Medical and Communications throughout Britain.

    PRODUCT Steriliasable pH electrode. - The Memosens CPS171D pH electrodes from Endress + Hauser, that can be sterilised and are autoclavable for use in bioreactors, fermenters, and other hygienic and sterile applications in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food/bev and similar industries.

    EVENTS Making equipment manufacturers future-proof. - COPA-DATA will show how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can be a worthwhile business area for modern machine builders at this years Hannover Fair (24 - 28 April 2017).

    PRODUCT Compact wireless terminal for intralogistics and production. - A wireless terminal from .steute business unit "Wireless" enables tasks to be performed more easily, more comfortably and more flexibly. At the same time, they are simple to integrate in a company's IT infrastructure.

29/3/2017
    EVENTS Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) will be holding an invitation-only meeting of top pharmaceutical industry executives on 16 May 2017 to assess industrial cybersecurity challenges facing this automation industry sector and to examine strategies for solving them.

    PRODUCT Keeping track of lab calibration & maintenance. - The Instrument Calibration & Maintenance System (ICMS) from Autoscribe Informatics keeps a computerised record of all instruments within a laboratory and a history of calibration and maintenance events for audit purposes.

    APPLICATION Sealing bags! - Novuqare the med-tech instrument innovator, has developed a range of bag sealing machines for medical instruments that use specially modified ZEMIC miniature load cells to precisely measure sealing force.

    EVENTS 2018 North American User conference announced! - The Yokogawa North American Users biennial conference and exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity for Yokogawa users to network with fellow professionals, industry and business leaders, and numerous product and solutions experts. The event has been scheduled for September 10 – 13, 2018 in Orlando, (FL USA)

    PRODUCT Smart connectors. - Harting is expanding its range of so-called "smart" connectors which can provide identification of key machine components or functional control elements and are also increasingly being deployed for machinery predictive maintenance.

    PRODUCT Solving common drive errors. - Control Techniques has launched a brand new mobile application to help drive users analyse and find solutions for common drive errors.

28/3/2017
    PRODUCT Vibrating fork switches certified for hygenic applications. - Emerson's Rosemount™ 2120 series of vibrating fork switches, which provide reliable level monitoring in demanding and safety-critical applications, are now suitable for use in hygienic process environments.

    VIDEO Toxic gas in freight containers. - Dangerous levels of toxic gases in freight containers represent a major threat to port and transport workers, customs officials, warehousemen, store employees and consumers. Gasmet has published a video, a white paper and a case study; providing comprehensive help and advice for any employers that need to assess such risks in order to protect the health and welfare of staff and customers.

    EVENTS Event coincides with major British air quality consultation. - AQE 2017 will take place in Telford (GB) on 24th and 25th May at a time when the health effects of air pollution are constantly in the headlines, and when the British Government is due to consult on its latest plans to comply with air quality guidelines in larger towns and cities.

    APPLICATION Is AI all it is cracked up to be? - In this article, Stephen Parker, CEO of Parker Software, examines whether artificial intelligence is all it's cracked up to be.

    PRODUCT Accurate & economical measurement of IoT devices. - The new Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A, from Anritsu Corporation, is an integrated one-box test set specifically for testing 802.11 WLAN devices.

27/3/2017
    PRODUCT Panel LED. - Wilbrecht LEDCO has introduced its new 14mm mount CL series panel LED for industrial and outdoor applications.


    April Issue of Dr. Jesse Yoder's Flow Times.

    website Dedicated test & measurement support section. - HBM has content focussed website, which enables visitors to simply and conveniently searches for support material and downloads, such as relevant product information, relevant software and firmware information and product data sheets.

    PRODUCT Measuring corrosion under insulation. - Ashtead Technology has expanded its equipment rental pool following a significant investment in the latest Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) technology to deliver faster, more accurate asset integrity inspections.

    PRODUCT Toolkit for OPC UA development in embedded systems - Softing's OPC UA embedded toolkit is based on the ANSI C standard and features a low memory footprint as well as minimal requirements for computing power.

24/3/2017
    NEWS Agreement introduces corrosion measurement. - Under a new agreement, Yokogawa will distribute Cosasco's ISA Wireless™-based MWT-3905 and CWT-9020 corrosion monitors and Cosasco will distribute Yokogawa ISA Wireless-based field wireless system devices.
23/3/2017
    APPLICATION Alliance creates industry's first complete solution for optimising crude blending operations. - The industry's first complete blending solution that includes online crude characterisation has just been announced by Emerson and TopNIR Systems. This same technology is also used to improve performance in the product blending area of the refinery.
    People
    Shuji Mori
    Shuji Mori has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yokogawa Corporation of America.

    NEWS Gas detection company opens in France. - Ion Science new office in France, will be the company's third office in Europe and fourth worldwide, all supported by a global distributor network.

    Education and Research Massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless. - National Instruments (NI) has joined the quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity and has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, NI and BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications services.

    PRODUCT New pressure and temperature sensor for composite moulding. - A novel, combined low pressure and high temperature sensor specifically to support new, automated resin transfer (RTM) and wet moulding composite manufacturing methods has been intrioduced by Kistler Instruments.

    PRODUCT Enhanced integrated production control system. - An enhanced version of Yokogawa's CENTUM® VP integrated production control system has been released. The enhancements in this latest release, R6.04, include a new input/output (IO) module that will give Yokogawa end users a greater range of choices.

22/3/2017
    PRODUCT SM photo-microsensor range extended. - Omron Electronic Components Europe has extended its surface mount photo-microsensor range with a new 5mm slot width type, increasing the range of applications in office equipment, consumer electronics, ATM, vending machines and industrial control systems in which this device can be applied.

    PRODUCT Poppets or spools! - Festo offers free advice to help engineers designing and specifying pneumatic systems to select the best valve for their application. The intention is to give confidence when choosing from the company's Blue Star Core Range of products, which are available for next day delivery and combine proven Festo quality with attractive pricing.

    PRODUCT GRP inspection door for outdoor installations. - A unique inspection door for outdoor equipment protection enclosures has been announced by Intertec. The new GRP Inspection Door comes with a window frame made entirely from GRP (glass reinforced polyester) - a material offering a very high degree of protection against corrosion combined with excellent thermal insulation.

    EVENTS Successful fair concludes in China. - productronica China ended successfully last week (16 Mar 2017). Together with electronica China, productronica China covered an exhibition area of over 69,000 square meters (2016: 62,000).

    PRODUCT Strain Gauges and Ceramic Cements for extreme temperature applications. - A new line of free-filament wire strain gages and ceramic cements, expressly designed for extreme high-temperature environments has been introduced to the global market by the Micro-Measurements® brand of Vishay Precision Group.

    APPLICATION Competitive advantage for full-service EMS provider. - The latest customer to integrate the Aegis Software's FactoryLogix® manufacturing execution software (MES) is ROB Cemtrex GmbH, a full-service EMS provider headquartered in Neulingen (D).

    PRODUCT Transmitter for moisture in oil. - The EE360 moisture in oil transmitter from E+E Elektronik is dedicated for reliable monitoring of lubrication, hydraulic and insulation oils as well as diesel fuel.

    EVENTS Softing providing direct access to Siemens controllers. - Softing will be presenting a new version of its dataFEED OPC Suite at Hannover Messe. End users will be offered a whole series of new functions intended to help save time and costs while ensuring error-free system integration.

20/3/2017
    People
    Rodney Neal
    At CiA's annual general assembly, the associations' members elected the board of directors. New Business Director is Christian Schlegel (HMS above left). The Technical Director, Uwe Koppe (Microcontrol), and the CiA Managing Director, Holger Zeltwanger (above centre), were re-elected..
    PRODUCT Durable labels. - New, completely customisable and durable digitally printed product labels in full colour are available from Brady. The enable communicating important detailed product, safety and compliance information.

    VIDEO Tech Tips Videos! - Thomson has released its latest set of educational videos on linear actuators. The web videos illustrate step-by-step methods on how to install and control actuators in order to meet various industry demands.

    PRODUCT Industry 4.0 an industrial communications. - Harting is showing its range of Industry 4.0 solutions, incorporating Modular Integrated Computer Architecture for industrial networking, and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems at next month's Industry 4.0 summit (4th-5th April 2017 Manchester GB)

16/3/2017
    PRODUCT Non-contacting rotary encoder for space-restricted installation. - The Contelec ultra-compact and durable Vert-X 05E encoder perfectly suits precision rotary position control applications in heavy duty machinery where space is restricted and where simple installation and competitive cost are important factors.

    PRODUCT Controlling robots, drones, and more. - Mouser Electronics is now stocking the highly anticipated BeagleBone Blue from BeagleBoard, a complete robotics controller built around the BeagleBone open hardware single-board computer (SBC).

    NEWS Clean air award instituted! - A new award has been created to highlight the importance of air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs), by recognising those that create and maintain the best sites.

    PRODUCT A first in IoT Security. - Icon Labs has announced the availability of the Floodgate Certificate Authority (CA). Floodgate CA is the server side portion of their PKI solution and provides certificate management for companies choosing to implement their own certificate-based authentication using public key infrastructure.

15/3/2017
    PRODUCT Option for high-temperature experimental stress analysis. - Micro-Measurements®, part of the Vishay Group, have a new, optional pre-attached Teflon leadwire for its CEA- and WK-series strain gauges, Option SP35, in support of high-temperature stress analysis requirements to +400°F (+204°C).

    PRODUCT Cable assemblies for power cablingin data centres! - A range of connectorised cable assemblies from Harting provide a key element in the power distribution infrastructure of a data centre - by linking the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and the power distribution units (PDUs).

14/3/2017
    NEWS Agreement renewed. - Enterprise System Partners (ESP) and Werum IT Solutions have renewed their "PAS-X Endorsed Service Partner" agreement. The partnership ensures, ESP employees are certified in the delivery of Werum's PAS-X MES to customers in Europe and USA and receive regular training on the latest PAS-X products and services.

    NEWS Automation partnership to enhance service. - GroupCytek has joined the COPA-DATA Partner Community - a specially selected consortium of businesses dedicated to developments in industrial automation. As a Partner Community member, GroupCytek will have access to the wealth of knowledge shared between partners and can leverage these connections to drive innovation, open doors to new markets and solidify existing customer relationships.

    NEWS Concentration measurement technology bolsters flow portfolio. - Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction AG, a manufacturer of innovative systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Group intends to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio.

    PRODUCT Speeding time-to-market for pharmaceutical and biotech operations. - Life sciences enterprises can streamline their product lifecycle by integrating Emerson's DeltaV Discovery as a common platform earlier, enabling more efficient development activity and accurate technology transfer from laboratory through production-scale operations.

    EVENTS Industrial emissions to be addressed. - The first day of the AQE 2017 conference will address the monitoring of difficult gases and dust components in industrial emissions, with presentations from an international panel of experts.

13/3/2017
    APPLICATION It IS rocket science! - Graham Mackrell, managing director Harmonic Drive, explains why its strain wave gears have been the top choice in space for over forty years.

    PRODUCT All-round carefree switch package. - The G102 CompactPCI Serial switch from MEN Mikro Elektronik, offers the user a 29 Gbit/s switch matrix, and up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports for their high-speed applications. Three Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on X-coded M12 connectors, as well as a service access are available at the front panel.

    NEWS International co-operation in fieldbus training. - Dr. Hassan Kaghazchi, Chairman of PI Ireland successfully conducted a Certified PROFINET Engineers course for Siemens in Turkey in last December.

    NEWS Provider of fieldbus connectivity solutions joins wireless body. - Fieldbus International (Fint) has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Fint provides fieldbus network products and services to vendors and users in the process control and offshore industry.

10/3/2017
    PRODUCT Rugged precision digital downhole data logger. - The Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter from Emerson, is a high precision solution for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications.

    APPLICATION Dew point application in Power Station. - The sensor exchange programme, which Michell offers to its dew-point transmitter customers, helped win a major order for dew-point transmitters from a power station in Africa.

9/3/2017
    PRODUCT EPSG-certified servo converters. - Baumüller's servo converter family b maXX is now available with a certified POWERLINK interface. The converter series b maXX 2500, 3300, 4400 and 5000 were recently awarded by the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) as compliant with the POWERLINK specifications.

    Education and Research Cybersecurity pitfalls! - Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation discusses three cyber security pitfalls that industry should prepare for – the weaponisation of everyday devices, older attacks, such as Heartbleed and Shellshock and vulnerabilities in industrial control systems.

    website Weighing in with new website! - The BLH Nobel brand of Vishay Precision Group, weighing and force measurement solutions, has launched a new mobile responsive website .

8/3/2017
    PRODUCT Interfaces for CAN. - HMS has extended its CAN FD product portfolio by introducing several new IXXAT® CAN FD products, including new PC interfaces, bridges/routers, gateways and analysis tools.

    webinar Calibrating analytical instrumentation. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its corporate partner, Beamex, will co-host a free webinar 30 March 2017 on calibrating analytical instrumentation.

    NEWS Bridging the gap between industrial infrastructure and the digital world! - Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things application toolset provider Opto 22 has been accepted into the IBM® Watson IoT™ Partner Ecosystem.

    PRODUCT Network Designed for the IIoT. - Adaptive Wireless Solutions, which has a long history of producing successful and effective wireless field transmitters, has introduced the Instrument Area Network (IAN), designed expressly for the Industrial Internet of Things.

7/3/2017
    PRODUCT Magnetic connectors. - Rosenberger has developed a product family which offers an intelligent alternative to mechanical connecting. These magnetic connectors support all standard functions, including a high number of mating cycles and vibration resistance.

    EVENTS 70 years of innovation - An impressive anniversary will be celebrated at this year's Hannover Messe (24 April to 28 April 2017). Long since the world's biggest industry trade show, Hannover Messe will be exactly 70 years old this year. And the Harting Technology Group has good reason to join the celebrations, too: this family owned and family managed company is among the handful of exhibitors who have made the journey to the capital of Lower Saxony every single year since 1947.

    EVENTS Bringing IIoT to life! - During CERAWeek 2017 by IHS Markit (March 6-10 in Houston TX USA), Emerson brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) to life with a series of Integrated Operations (iOps) simulations, including augmented reality helmets and mobility tools that demonstrate the future of real-time operations and the manufacturing worker of the future.

    PRODUCT Telemetry sensor system for hazardous areas. - The new Mantracourt X24 range of products is ATEX and IECEx approved for Zones 1 & 2 and was developed after feedback from existing users of the T24 system, many of whom wanted to extend this versatile system into hazardous areas.

    PRODUCT Web-based data management. - The OTT Hydromet Group has launched a new web-based data management service for remote monitoring stations.

    PRODUCT Interfaces for CAN. - HMS has extended its CAN FD product portfolio by introducing several new IXXAT® CAN FD products, including new PC interfaces, bridges/routers, gateways and analysis tools.

    EVENTS Baumüller presents networked automation solutions. - Posted on March 7, 2017 by Eoin Ó Riain Baumüller will be displaying its exhibits in line with the guiding theme of the trade fair "Integrated Industry – Creating Value" at Hannover from April 24-28, 2017 (Hall 14).

6/3/2017
    EVENTS New products in gas & emissions products. - Quantitech will unveil a number of major new product initiatives at AQE 2017 (24/25 May 2017) that will be of great interest to anyone involved with gas analysis and emissions monitoring.

    Education and Research Industrial communication analysis - Industrial Ethernet now accounts for 46% of the market (38 last year). Wireless technologies are also coming on strong, now at 6% (4) market share. Combined, industrial Ethernet and Wireless now account for 52% of the market, while fieldbuses are at 48%.

3/3/2017
    EVENTS An invitation for Automation Professionals. - "Make it part of your annual professional development plans to attend an ISA Technical Division Symposium, " thus states a recent communique from the International Society of Automation (ISA).

    NEWS IS alarm trip wins. - Moore Industries has won Control Engineering 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards for Process Safety, Intrinsic Safety category with the SPA2IS Programmable Alarm Trip with Intrinsically-Safe (IS) Field Connections.

    PRODUCT Surface mount connectors. - Harting has introduced surface-mount versions of its M12 miniature circular connectors that are compatible with rapid assembly processes using automated pick & place systems.

    webinar Free CPD-accredited webinars - Throughout 2107, Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars. The first of these is titled 'Detecting Electrical Energy Loss Using Thermal Imaging' and is suitable for Electricians, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Engineers, Plant Maintenance Facility Managers, and Energy Managers.

    NEWS Steady as she goes! - Despite difficult market conditions last year, Endress+Hauser grew the business on a local currency basis. In euros, however, consolidated net sales declined marginally by 0.2 percent to slightly more than 2.1 billion euros, mainly due to the impacts of exchange rates.

2/3/2017
    EVENTS Speakers announced. - Dr Mike Aldred from Dyson Ltd and Dr Graham Deacon from Ocado Technology have been announced as the keynote speakers for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition to be held at Arena MK on 27th April 2017.

    APPLICATION Pan and tilt positioners. - Evolving requirements and a need for newer modular technology, SystemWare Europe turned to motion specialist Heason Technology to design and develop a high-performance custom-designed pan & tilt positioner solution which was optimised for its own use.

1/3/2017
    EVENTS Highlighted from Maintenance show! - The MCP Consulting Group are to launch six major cost reduction and business enhancement services at at Maintec 2017 in Birmingham (GB) - 21-23 March 2017.
    People
    Rodney Neal
    Rodney Neal as Vice President Strategic Program Management of Werum IT Solutions America.

    publications" Leaking pipelines? - New ISA book explores the complex requirements for effective leak detection of petroleum pipelines and improved pipeline safety

    APPLICATION Contaminated soil? - Contaminated land remediation specialist, Provectus Remediation Ltd has replaced an old photoionisation detector (PID) with a well proven Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor from Ion Science.

    Education and Research Helping students with digital skills! - Westermo and Southampton Solent University (GB) have teamed up to help address the digital skills shortage affecting the British industrial and manufacturing sector by introducing students to data communications technology that will be used to support the widespread applications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Feabhra 2017 February
7/2/2017
    NEWS Chief visits new acquisitions - Shigenobu Nagamori, who launched Nidec in Kyoto, Japan in 1973, presented to Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer staff at their respective headquarters in Newtown (GB), and Angouleme (F) on February 2 and 3. The events were simultaneously broadcast to Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer staff across the world.
    People
    Paul Wilson
    Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Scorpion Vision Ltd has become the new Chairman of the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA).
6/2/2017
    PRODUCT Game changers in low-pressure calibration! - Additel's 760-LLP automatic handheld low-pressure calibrator takes portable, low-pressure calibration to new levels - a portable, automated low-pressure calibrator in the palm of your hand! The Additel 761-LLP has a built-in high performance electronic pump and precision pressure controller that provides a turn-key solution for calibration of gauges, room and HVAC differential pressure transmitters, and switches both in the field and in the laboratory.

    NEWS Quick ship programme for process instruments. - Yokogawa Corporation of America has announced quick shipping options for process instrumentation and analytical products through its Quick Ship Program.

    APPLICATION Advance operational excellence out of this world! - Lockheed Martin Space Systems is to implement Aegis' FactoryLogix Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) at their Littleton, (CO USA) facility. Operators at Lockheed Martin Space Systems will use the MES solution to increase factory speed, control, and visibility for several government satellite programs.

    PRODUCT Connector selection guide. - New board to board, wire to board, USB and RJ connectors with built in magnetics are just a few of the 700 new Taicom connector products added by Anglia, in a substantial expansion of its offering from this competitive, high quality manufacturer.

3/2/2017
    PRODUCT Metering pump enhanced. - Proseries-M® MD-3 Hybrid Diaphragm Chemical Metering Pump from Blue White Industries is now equipped with sonic welded manifolds for added durability and protection from chemical leaks.
    Blue White Industries are advertisers with the Read-out Signpost

    PRODUCT Safe Frequency-to-DC Transmitter. - The SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display has been released by Moore Industries.

    People
    Board of COPA_DATA
    Thomas Punzenberger, Stefan Reuther and Phillip Werr now on the Copa-Data Executive Board

    APPLICATION Drainage specialists prefer to rent. - The loss of a crawler meant that Haze Cleansing Services were able to decide whether they should purchase a replacement or simply rent the best inspection equipment for each job. They chose to rent from Ashtead.

    EVENTS Analysis ina rosy setting! - Mark your calendar today to attend ISA's 2017 Analysis Symposium to be held 23-27 April in the charming City of Roses—Pasadena (CA USA).

    PRODUCT Low voltage breaker. - Launched to the market earlier this year, the Masterpact MTZ is the smartest-ever generation of circuit breakers, combining Schneider Electric's performance and reliability with new digital capabilities. Masterpact MTZ is being made available in the Ireland, Britain, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, available from local distributors.

    PRODUCT Multifunction test kits' bargain! - Until 30th June 2017, Fluke UK is offering two money-saving 1660 Series Multifunction Installation Tester Kits. The Fluke 1664FC-TPLKIT comprises a 1664 FC multifunction installation tester with free Fluke DMS Data Management Software and a free Fluke T150 2-pole Voltage and Continuity Tester; the Fluke 1663-TPLKIT comprises a 1663 with free Fluke DMS Data Management Software and a free Fluke T130 Voltage and Continuity Tester.

    NEWS Acquisition Completed. - Nidec has completed acquisition of Emerson Electric's motors, drives and electric power generation Businesses.

    APPLICATION Volatile organic compound monitor. - Lakeshore Environmental (USA), has chosen a handheld, entry-level TigerLT photoionisation detector (PID) from Ion Science to replace an outdated and unsupported competitor instrument.

    APPLICATION Turning a neat thread. - BMI Engineering, one of Britain's leading high volume turned-parts manufacturers, has upgraded its quality department with the addition of an IM Series image dimension measuring system from Keyence.

2/2/2017
    PRODUCT Vibrating level with HART! - Emerson Automatio Solutions has launched the Rosemount 2140, the world's first wired HART vibrating fork level detector.

    PRODUCT Load Cell Amplifier. - The LCD20 DIN rail strain gauge amplifier microprocessor from Applied Measurements, delivers smarter automation and control for process applications. Along with its small and stackable design, the amplifier also comes with 2 part screw connectors enabling easy and tidy mounting where space is limited.

    PRODUCT Signal quality analyser. - Anritsu has released two upgrades for the Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A series which strengthen the company's offering for 32 GBaud PAM4 BER test solutions.

    EVENTS Programme for air quality event! - The programme for Day 2 of the AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions Show (Telford, GB, 24-25th May) has been published. Developed in partnership with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference), there will be three sessions covering: pervasive air quality monitoring; vehicle emissions monitoring and data management; and local air quality management and policy.

    PRODUCT 20-Channel Discrete Output Module. - Bedrock Automation has set a benchmark in I/O price/performance with the release of a cyber secure 20-channel discrete output (DO) module for its Bedrock™ OSA™ system.

    Education and Research Flowstudys may be purchased on-line. - Flow Research has opened an Secure Online Store. From now on many of their studies may be purchased using the convenience of online ordering, saving money in the process! Currently, they offer a $200 discount on any study ordered through the Secure Online Store.

    PRODUCT Rugged position switches. - With the Ex 99, the steute business unit "Extreme" presents a new series of position switches developed especially for "Extreme" applications and conforming to DIN EN 50041 dimensions.

    NEWS Co-operation to help business integrate into IIoT. - Yokogawa Electric Corporation is to work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. With this architecture, the company aims to transform its business model, expand its business scope, and help its customers run their businesses more efficiently.

Feabhra 2017 February

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