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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 RTUÕs, 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 yearÕs 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.

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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 industryÕs 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.


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