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    PRODUCT Gas Leak Detector. - The new Fluke® Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector combines an affordable, high-quality, infrared camera with an SF6 leak detector that visually pinpoints the location of SF6 leaks without shutting equipment down.

    NEWS Training for telecommunication sector! - Anritsu Corporation have signed a strategic training partnership agreement with Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd to offer Anritsu Approved, instructor led, industry standard, certification training to the telecommunication market in Britain and Ireland.

    publications" A useful magazine! - The writer in this months issue of InTech says, "I would like to compliment you on your work with InTech, which now seems a useful magazine again."

    Website Process instrument website! - Fluke® Process Instruments has announced the launch of a new website, combining its extensive global capabilities in industrial temperature measurement.

    EVENTS Serving the beverage and liquid food industry. - Endress+Hauser will be demonstrating measurement technology and automation concepts from a single source for all process control areas using the examples of mixing & blending and CIP at drinktec 2017 (11-15 Sept'17 Munich, D).

    PRODUCT Valves comply fully with forthcoming regulations for marine industry. - Emerson has gained DNV-GL approval for its ASCO 551 and 553 series solenoid valves. This means that the valves comply with the soon-to-be-introduced (September 2017) worldwide regulations for ballast water treatment.

    PRODUCT Load cell. - Designed to address the problem of lateral forces, which if great enough, can damage or even destroy a force transducer, which can subsequently cause a drop in production, HBM's U3 is capable of absorbing up to 100% of rated forces in the form of lateral force, without losing its measurement capability, or sustaining mechanical damage

    Video What is automation? - Do you know that virtually everything we as humans depend on—the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the cars we drive, the electricity we use in our homes and so on—is made possible through automated processes and the skills and knowledge of automation professionals? It’s true.

    PRODUCT Evenly-illuminated switch keycaps. - Multitron has announced the ex-stock availability of four ranges of full-face, evenly-illuminated switch keycaps, utilising MENTOR's world-leading Light Guide expertise.

    PRODUCT Unique features enable improved reliability and easier maintenance and commissioning. - ASCO 330 Series volume booster from Emerson can be used in control and on/off applications, and where partial stroke testing is required

    PRODUCT Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer options. - Two new options for Anritsu's Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer MS2850A have been added to support high speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis.

    Webinar CPD-accredited webinars. - Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars throughout 2017.

    NEWS Leading the IPC global market. - Twenty-five years since its inception, Advantech has become a leader in the global IPC (Industrial PC) market. During this period, the company has created a solid base to remain the key player within this sector, holding a 30% market share of the global industrial PC market.

    APPLICATION Accompaning customers on the path to digitalisation! - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalization has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners.

    APPLICATION Optimising prototyping & manufacturing processes. - Protoduction Inc., a product design and manufacturing company, has selected Aegis’ FactoryLogix platform to streamline and optimize its prototyping and manufacturing processes to ensure the highest level of quality while accelerating time to market

    APPLICATION IoT/M2M for systems integrators. - LPRS CS have identified systems integrators and service providers as having the greatest opportunity of all company types to deploy, use and generate revenue from IoT/M2M applications. They are the feet-on-the-street with first-hand knowledge of the end use requirements, applications and end users and can therefore leverage this technology to the benefit of all.

    PRODUCT Monitoring sulfur dioxide. - As part of its comprehensive emissions monitoring analyser range, Servomex, the world leader in gas analysis, offers the SERVOPRO SO2, an analyser that uses pulsed Ultraviolet (UV) Fluorescence technology to deliver a reliable, continuous measurement of ultra-low sulfur dioxide in emissions and ambient applications.

    APPLICATION Quick rehabilitation of drainage pipes. - In a project designed to alleviate traffic congestion on the English Motorway M6, Sapphire Utility Solutions has dramatically reduced the time required to rehabilitate drainage pipes by employing a method that was originally developed for the wastewater sector.

    Standards PPE Regulation Certification. - One of the first British companies to achieve Module B Certification from the BSI (British Standards Institution) is Scott Safety. This follows the PPE Directive 89/686EEC being updated with the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 in April 2017.

    PRODUCT Automatic synchronisation. - Emerson's AMS Trex™ Device Communicator adds new enhancements that improve response time to operational changes through best-in-class visibility of field changes. Auto Sync technology makes AMS Trex the first handheld communicator to automatically synchronise field data with a facility's AMS Device Manager database

    APPLICATION Waterproof connector for telemetry system. - A British manufacturer of remote water monitoring and control systems for irrigation, drainage systems, and data loggers has been supplied with SMA Interface waterproof adaptors, from Intelliconnect.

    NEWS A strong team for IT infrastructures. - Rittal is expanding its global sales and distribution network by forging a partnership with ALSO Germany, an ICT and consumer electronics distributor. ALSO is broadening its portfolio to include over 500 Rittal products and IT components, and will make these solutions available to its resellers.

    NEWS Best pharma solutions! - For the second time, Werum IT Solutions has been presented the Asian Manufacturing Award in the "Best Pharma Solutions Provider" category. With this award, the jury of experts honors the technological development, product innovation and expert service of Werum's Manufacturing IT solutions in the pharma and biotech industry across Asia.

    NEWS Towards a liveable Earth! - Yokogawa has developed sustainability goals for the year 2050 that will guide its efforts to make the world a better place for future generations.

    PRODUCT Safety handling asbestos! - Delivering clean filtered air in accordance with the latest European best practice for asbestos removal, Scott Safety's Phantom Vision provides a virtually unrestricted field of view, simplified decontamination, cleaning and maintenance, and low through life costs.

    EVENTS Disinfection technology for food & drink examined. - The latest technological innovations supporting water disinfection in the food and beverage industry will be the focus of the Water Academy seminar, jointly organised by Hanovia and Domnick Hunter RL, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, in September.
    PRODUCT Fibre optic connector! - Harting has developed an expanded beam fibre optic connector for providing high-bandwidth transmission in the harsh environments found in tunnel drilling and mining applications, where industrial Ethernet over fibre optic cable is becoming the transmission medium of choice.

    PRODUCT Data integration for IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications. - Softing's new version of the dataFEED OPC Suite allows the easy and secure transfer of data via REST protocols and supports NoSQL databases.


    Bilal Khalifa

    Bilal Khalifa has been appointed to the position of Quality Manager with LCL Electronics.

    NEWS No 1 Connectors! - Samtec has received the highest overall rating in the Bishop & Associates' European Customer Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. This is the 10th time the company has been rated as the #1 connector company in Europe.

    PRODUCT Pluggable Terminal Blocks. - Dinkle International's pluggable terminal blocks are a series of products with a unique push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks.

    PRODUCT Optical sensor! - With the new sensors of the 15 series, Leuze electronic is providing an optimized, economical solution for standard tasks in conveyor and packaging systems as part of the Global Beam family

    PRODUCT Zigbee Extender. - The new Cortet Z10 Range Extender is a reliable, secure, and easy to install way to extend the range and capacity of a zigbee network within large facilities or facilities with a poor RF environment. The Z10 Range Extender is also REACH and ROHS certified and has been tested to work with a wide range of industrial lighting controllers, luminaires, lamps and other accessories from companies like Leviton, ILLUMRA and Magnitude.
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    NEWS 1900 IO-Link device listed. - Just 6 months after its introduction, over 80% of all known IO-Link devices are already included in the IODDfinder, the central database for IO-device descriptions.
    APPLICATION Asset integrity demands special people with special approach. - As NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology, one of Steve Drake's responsibilities is to ensure that the company's fleet of rental and sale instruments meet the demands of the asset integrity testing community, so he is well placed to comment on the latest technological developments.

    PRODUCT Gas purity in semiconductor applications. - Michell Instruments is now offering to customers in the semi-conductor and gas manufacturing industries a class-leading trace oxygen analyzer for ensuring the quality of ultra-high purity gases.

    Standards Terms & Definitions for IIoT. - The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) has announced version 2.0 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report. The report provides IIoT vocabulary terms and definitions that enable all stakeholders in the IIoT ecosystem, from system architects to IT managers to plant managers to business decision makers, to communicate with each other effectively.

    PRODUCT Robust docking frame. - The Han-Modular® Docking Frame Metal is a new robust connector solution from Harting, for speeding the installation of systems that have to be mated "blind" or coupled automatically – in switch cabinet drawers, for example.

    NEWS Good news for life sciences in Northern Europe. - Pharma and biotech manufacturers in Northern Europe will benefit from additional local PAS-X MES expertise during on-site implementation as Werum IT Solutions and Sweden-based ÅF Industry sign partnership agreement.

    People Recognition for excellence in and service to automation. - Members of the International Society of Automation (ISA) elevated to the distinguished membership grade of Fellow and the Celebrating Excellence Award honorees for 2017, including Member's Choice honorees chosen by their peers, have been announced.

    Reinhold Rueckel

    Reinhold Rückel is the new Commercial Director at Baumüller Nürnberg and Group CFO.

    publications" More ways with IIoT. - have brought out a 2nd edition of Advancing Automation to share still other ways that the digital transformation is delivering economic growth throughout several industries.

    PRODUCT Mechatronic solution to thermal errors. - Through the employment of integrated hardware and sensors, and a proprietary compensation algorithm implemented via Aerotech's A3200 controller software, ThermoComp minimizes stage inaccuracy due to thermal effects even over extreme temperature ranges. Up to 90% of the thermal-related errors can be eliminated, regardless of stage travel and range of temperature change.

    NEWS Advanced chemical injection technology acquired. - TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to FluidCom™, a chemical injection metering valve (CIMV) has been acquired by Yokogawa.

    White paper Industrial Cybersecurity for SMEs. - The International Society of Automation (ISA), at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security, has developed a white paper designed to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs - the Acronym SMB is used in the USA) recognize their vulnerability to industrial cyberattack and forge an effective cybersecurity plan based on established standards and practices.

    PRODUCT HART modem with power! - A new USB HART Modem that includes a +24Vdc power supply to power HART instruments has been launched by ProComSol. The HM-USB-PWR is the newest member of our modem family and reduces connection complexity and setup time.

    EVENTS IR workshop crosses Atlantic! - Laser Components will sponsor the 4th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies for a broad audience of leading IR experts. The event will take place at Arizona State University on November 8 - 9, 2017 in Tempe (AZ USA).

    Education and Research Major doubts revealed about requirements for serialization! - As the FDA has announced plans to delay the active enforcement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in the US to November 2018, the research, conducted by SEA Vision and Zenith Technologies, gives further evidence for the need for additional time both in the US and Europe.

    PRODUCT Whole wireless gas detection system. - The ProSafe-RS® SIL2 wireless gas detection system is to be released by Yokogawa in September. Established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a safety integrity level (SIL) indicates the relative level of risk provided by a safety function.

    APPLICATION Measuring CO2 to optimise bulk storage of food. - Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.

    PRODUCT Concentric contact connectors. - Multi concentric contact connector is a new range of products from Lemo, dedicated to setups where connectors need to allow some rotation. Applications include petroleum downhole drilling systems and turret applications.

    PRODUCT Network simulator support enhancement. - COMPRION eUICC Profile Manager, the only software tool for efficient eUICC life cycle management, has been enhanced by an additional connectivity option. The software allows over-the-air updates of eUICCs and their profiles by means of a simulated network.

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    publications" Handbook for calibration. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a new book designed for operators involved in verifying and calibrating measuring instruments used in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, ISO 16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems, and AS/EN 9100 Aviation Series Quality Management Systems.

    Stemmer Changes

    After 44 years, Stemmer Imaging founder Wilhelm Stemmer is handing the company over to proven successors, Christof Zollitsch and Martin Kersting.

    PRODUCT Moisture sensor is rugged, fast and accurate! - Servomex has launched the AquaXact 1688: a rugged, fast and accurate moisture sensor that can be used as a standalone 4-20mA loop-powered device, or digitally interfaced to Servomex's AquaXact control unit, SERVOPRO MonoExact DF310E oxygen analyzer or forthcoming SERVOPRO MultiExact 4100 multi-gas analyser.

    NEWS Web based real time temperature monitoring. - A new company, LPRS Connected Solutions Ltd (LPRS CS) has been set up to provide systems integrators with Cloud based end-to-end M2M and IoT monitoring solutions.

    PRODUCT PCB adaptor provides Ethernet straight to the circuit board. - Harting has introduced a new M8 D-coded PCB adaptor that allows Fast Ethernet and PoE (Power over Ethernet) communications to be interfaced directly to a circuit board via an individual miniaturised connector, with corresponding space savings for customers.

    PRODUCT Reducing downtime from the cloud! - Senseye has reached a significant prognostics-at-scale milestone of automatically monitoring over 1,000 machines at a single customer site for early signs of mechanical damage and failure; using machine learning to help the client to avoid unplanned downtime, without relying on expensive consultants.
    PRODUCT Environmental Sensor for the IoT. - A multi-function Environmental Sensor that quickly allows designers to monitor seven parameters from one easy to integrate module has been announced by Omron Electronic Components Europe.

    PRODUCT Inline strain gauge amplifier. - Interface Force Measurements' new product is used to convert a sensor's millivolt signal into an analogue signal for display or data acquisition. This simple, yet innovative product is connected to the sensor in line via a 5-pin, M12 connector.

    PRODUCT Remote sensor assembly improves safety. - In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, Crowcon has developed a remote sensor assembly to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter.

    Standards Laboratory accredited! - Gooch & Housego Orlando has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from international registration body NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program).

    Education and Research Inline ultrasonic flow - a study! - A just-published study from Flow Research should be of interest to those involved in the fast-moving ultrasonic flowmeter market. The study is called Module A: The World Market for Inline Ultrasonic Flowmeters, and it is hot off the press from Flow Research.

    NEWS Increasing service to MES & Automation sector. - Zenith Technologies has strengthened its global workforce, recruiting 100 people over the past year in response to growing demand for manufacturing execution system (MES) and automation technology in the pharma sector.

    NEWS In-depth support for Malaysian market. - Endress+Hauser has invested 4.5 million euros in a new sales office in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur (MAL).

    Education and Research Explaining IT & OT in IIoT. - Craig Resnick of ARC Advisory Group interviws Kirsten Billhardt of Dell IoT and Mike Boudreaux from Emerson-Automation.

    PRODUCT New air monitoring technologies. - Three new ambient air quality monitoring instruments have been launched by Air Monitors. Portable and lightweight, the Spectra-1 can be easily transported from site to site, or left in place as a continuous monitor.

    NEWS Recognised innovators in IIoT. - Each quarter IoT ONE assess 1,600 Industrial IoT companies and identify the 100 companies with the greatest impact in three areas: brand influence in markets, technology innovation, and ecosystem. For 1st quarter 2017, Advantech, has scored a respectable 47th place in this Top100 list. Additionally, in the Innovation category Advantech occupies rank number 20.

    EVENTS Complimentary temperature calibration training. - Irish Power & Process (IPP) are holding a complimentary Fluke Temperature Calibration Training Seminar, September 25th & 28th, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin (IRL).

    APPLICATION Case study on avoiding dust explosions. - A new case study which describes a solution created by Michell Instruments to mitigate the risks caused by dust explosions in a sewage plant is now available to download.

    Standards Safety certification achieved for humidity & temperature transmitters. - The intrinsically safe EE300Ex humidity and temperature transmitter from E+E Elektronik now also bears the "Korean Certification Mark" (KC) required in Korea. The KC certification is comparable with the European ATEX, the American FM or the Japanese TIIS approvals already available for EE300Ex.

    PRODUCT High performance display for harsh environment. - KOE have announced the introduction of a new 4.2-inch Rugged+ TFT display. The TX11D201VM0BAA features the latest generation of IPS (in-plane switching) technology, WQVGA (480 x 272 pixels) resolution, a 16:9 wide aspect ratio and an extended operating temperature range.

    PRODUCT Anytime, anywhere plant information – for faster decision-making. - DeltaV™ Mobile is a new platform that leverages Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to empower the manufacturing engineer of the future with the most complete access to real-time data, trends and insight to make better-informed, critical operations decisions – securely from anywhere in the world.

    SEEQ Appointments

    Seeq Corporation has hired five new employees: Todd Amy, Sales Executive-Houston; Jennifer Bentzel, Director of Marketing-Pennsylvania; Cody Ray Hoeft, Software Developer-Oregon; Michael Talmadge, Analytics Engineer-Houston; and Joanna Zinsli, Analytics Engineer-Bay Area

    PRODUCT Hygienic US sensors mounting kits. - Hoffmann-Krippner has announced the availability of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) certified hygienic mounting kit for PiL's P53 "Steel Head" ultrasonic sensors.

    PRODUCT First All-in-One signalling tester. - The functionality of Anritsu's popular Signalling Tester MD8475B all-in-one base station simulator has now been further strengthened with the release of the Enhanced Multi-Signalling Unit MD8475B-071 and LTE 4x4 MIMO Option MX847550B-041.

    PRODUCT Making life easier for H&S managers! - Life just got a little easier for health and safety specialists with Cirrus Research introducing the doseBadge5 with its new scheduled monitoring feature.

    PRODUCT Connectors for miniaturisation in the rail sector. - The new Han® 16 HPR EasyCon from Harting is a robust industrial connector that has been designed specifically to meet today's requirements for miniaturisation in the rail sector.

    APPLICATION Good healthy brewing in New Zealand - Crowcon was asked to provide a quotation by Manukau-based DB Breweries health and safety advisors, a trend which is increasing within the food & beverage industry as the industry is currently upgrading its gas detection policies.

    People Reorganisation announce. - As part of the restructuring at Acromag, Mr. Russell J. Nieves accepted the position of Vice President of Sales and Mr. Robert M. Greenfield accepted the position of Business Development Manager.

    PRODUCT Smart Grid connectivity made easy. - New IXXAT SG-gateways from HMS Industrial Networks enable data exchange between infrastructure and energy networks based on IEC61850 or IEC60870-5-104, and common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet systems.

    PRODUCT Bi-directional differential pressure sensors. - Mimsic has launched its MDP200 Bi-Directional Differential Pressure Sensor for CPAP, breath detection, room pressure, damper control, flow hood, fume hood, filter monitoring and other applications where ultra-low differential pressure performance is required.

    PRODUCT Handle options. - Multitron has announced the availability of 50 new Stainless Steel and Chromium-Plated Handles, added to Mentor's range of Equipment Handles, bringing the total range of Handle options to over 270. The majority are available ex-stock and at low MOQs.

    NEWS Partnership to grow MES commitment to European EMS & OEM Companies. - Aegis Software, has announced its partnership with SEICA who provide services to top tier global EMS and OEM companies, a relationship that will enable Aegis to continue its vision to expand its software solutions offerings within Europe.

    Standards German standards body authorised for cybersecurity certification. - DAkkS, the accreditation body for certification bodies in Germany, recently accredited TÜV Rheinland to be an ISA Security Compliance Insititue (ISCI) certification body. TÜV Rheinland is now authorised to issue certificates of conformance for the IEC 62443 based ISASecure® control systems cybersecurity certification scheme.

    NEWS Acquisition creates a uniquely comprehensive automation portfolio. - The acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) has been completed by ABB. B&R is the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide.

    PRODUCT Online product selection. - Yokogawa has announced an enhanced online product selection experience for customers through the use of its online 2D/3D configurator. The tool allows customers to configure field instruments based on any options or requirements and identify the exact model they need from thousands of potential combinations.

    PRODUCT Weight indicators upgrade! - The VPG Transducers brand of VPG has released a next-generation upgrade for its industry best-selling Intuition Series weight indicators.

    NEWS Open Rack technology. - Rittal has joined the Open19 Foundation. Driven by the Microsoft subsidiary LinkedIn and global vendors, such as HPE and GE Digital, it was launched in May 2017 with the aim of making data centers more cost-effective, more efficient and more flexible.

    PRODUCT Connectors shrunk! - In line with the trend to miniaturisation in the industrial sector, Harting has introduced a new DIN 41612 multipoint connector that is only one third the size of previous versions.

    NEWS Irish PSU manufacturer acquired! - Advanced Energy Industries, a global leader in precision power, has acquired Excelsys Holdings Limited (Excelsys) the PSU manufacturer based in Cork (IRL).

    PRODUCT Rotary Encoders with increased efficiency. - BlueBeam is essentially specially developed blue-light LEDs, which Pepperl+Fuchs uses for the first time in the new ENI58IL incremental rotary encoders, thereby offering performance features that have so far only been possible in high-performance special solutions.

    PRODUCT First battery-less Off-Grid Solar Inverter for air conditioners. - CyboEnergy has released a family of off-grid and on/off-grid CyboInverters that can run Inverter-Air-Conditioners (IAC) without batteries. New product spec sheets are released and downloadable from their website.

    PRODUCT Modified enclosures. - When a standard enclosure doesn't meet the requirements of a new design, specialist distributor JPR Electronics can provide bespoke modified enclosure solutions from Hammond Manufacturing.

    APPLICATION Reducing chloramines in swimming pools. - Wycombe Leisure Centre in Buckinghamshire (GB) is using Hanovia's SwimLine UV disinfection technology to keep chloramines at bay in its three indoor swimming pools.

    APPLICATION Twenty year leak detectors replaced with latest models. - Air Liquide Electronics, has recently replaced two 20-year old Ion Science gas leak detectors with the company's latest GasCheck G instruments. Chosen for the robust, reliable and upgradeable design, the Dallas-based semiconductor manufacturer is using the high performance handheld instruments to check for gas leaks after high pressure cylinder changes.

    NEWS 30 years 'setting parameters instead of programming" in automation! - COPA-DATA will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding on September 1, 2017. With the vision of making automation in industry a hands-on and enjoyable experience, Thomas Punzenberger founded Ing. Punzenberger COPA-DATA GmbH in 1987 in Salzburg. What began as a small start-up is now a company which boasts international success, with subsidiaries, distributors, partners and customers based all around the globe.

    PRODUCT Large scale containment valves. - Powder containment and aseptic transfer valve specialist ChargePoint Technology has invested in new manufacturing machinery at its facility to meet increased demand for larger diameter valves for use in large scale drug manufacturing that requires containment.

    NEWS sNew switch distributor! - ZF Switches & Sensors has appointed Ivory Egg as its first distributor for their KNX compatible Energy Harvesting Switching solutions.


    Chris Rossi

    Ron De Feo

    The board of directors of Kennametal, has appointed Chris Rossi (Top) as president and chief executive officer and Ron De Feo as executive chairman of the board.

    PRODUCT Capacitive proximity switches. - With its new range of capacitive products, Leuze electronic is introducing contactless, wear-free switches which are resistant to electromagnetic influences, interference and contaminants in the air such as dust.

    PRODUCT Drive system configuration tools. - NORD Gear has recently released its new online product configuration tool that covers practically all of the information, add-on options and selection criteria required to size, specify, purchase and integrate the manufacturers broad range of geared motors, motors and drive electronics.

    PRODUCT Multi concentric contact connectors. - The S and E Series Multi concentric contact connector is a new range of products from Lemo, dedicated to setups where connectors need to allow some rotation. Applications include petroleum downhole drilling systems and turret applications.

    PRODUCT Communicating with BACnet or KNX. - Two new gateways connecting factory automation equipment to building automation systems – Anybus Modbus to KNX gateway and Anybus Modbus to BACnet gateway, have been released by HMS Industrial Networks.

    NEWS Top connector supplier of 2016. - Crouzet Automatismes awarded its top suppliers of the year during a ceremony held in late 2016. The 2016 awards were given out by Florence Coiffet, Crouzet's purchasing director, who also presented the results and named SOURIAU as the year's top connector supplier.

    APPLICATION Research for new tesla coil sesigns. - Thomson Industries has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help develop revolutionary designs of Tesla Coils (TC). An ambitious R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new automated process for winding coils.

    PRODUCT TFT LCD Modules. - Diamond Electronics has introduced new 2.4" & 2.8" TFT LCD Modules from Winstar Display Co. Ltd. The WF24E and WF28E modules are small format TFT displays with full colour 240 x 320 RGB TFT LCD modules and have diagonal sizes of 2.4 & 2.8 inches respectively.

    EVENTS Users driving digital transformation. - The worldwide Emerson user community "at the heart of the industrial digital transformation" will host two Emerson Global Users Exchange conferences one in the USA and the other in the Netherlands serving the EMEA region. These are organised "to collaborate, network and solve the challenges in achieving Top Quartile performance – representing the top 25 percent of peer companies in operations and capital performance."

    NEWS Acquisition to strengthen digital grid portfolio and focus. - ABB to acquire the mission-critical communication business of the KEYMILE Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. The acquisition will bring with it key products, software and service solutions, as well as research and development expertise.

    PRODUCT High Power Regenerative DC Load. - The ELR 9000 HP Series of regenerative, programmable electronic DC loads has been introduced by Intepro Systems. This latest version of their ELR Series is designed to accommodate three-phase mains between 360V – 528V AC. The increased power density of HP Series units provides load ratings of up to 15kW in a single 3U rack-mounted instrument.

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