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PRODUCT Non-contact level of bulk solids! - A dedicated version of the Rosemount™ 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter to meet the specific demands of bulk solids level measurement has been launched by Emerson.
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PRODUCT Connectors for higher cable cross-sections. - Harting has expanded its Han-Eco® series of lightweight connectors with two new hoods in sizes 6 B and 10 B with M40 cable entry, allowing users to take advantage of larger cable cross-sections and more cabling space within the same compact dimensions. As a result, customers can transfer more power in the same installation space.

APPLICATION UV keeps Nirvana pure. - Nirvana Spa in Berkshire is one of Britain's most prestigious spa facilities, frequented by elite athletes and celebrities. The facility has a reputation for using crystal clear natural mineral water drawn from the same pristine source 700 feet beneath the spa. To maintain the purity of the water within each of its nine pools, the spa is using the latest ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems from Hanovia.

PRODUCT Measuring & monitoring heavy current networks. - The SINEAX AM series from Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG is a range of compact devices for measuring and monitoring heavy current networks. The quality of the display, intuitive controls, and measurement precision are all signs of the Swiss comprehension of product quality.

PRODUCT Graphical design of Ex control boxes. - Your own specific control box or control station for hazardous areas within glasfibre reinforced polyester as well as in stainless steel enclosures can be designed using this Android App from Quintex.

PRODUCT New motor and drive ranges - Leroy-Somer, now part of the Nidec group, has launched new ranges at SPS IPC Drives. They are demonstrating Commander ID300, a new integrated drive for the control of its IMfinity® induction motors from 0.25 to 7.5 kW. This all-in-one drive solution has been designed to meet the strategic challenges of increasingly complex and demanding production environments, induced by the transition to Industry 4.0.

NEWS Serving the North American market for automated test solutions. - Konrad Technologies has completed the acquisition of V I Engineering. This acquisition provides Konrad with two strategic attributes to enable the acceleration of the expansion of Konrad capacity to serve the North American market for automated test solutions; industry acknowledged expertise in the National Instruments toolchains & platforms and local access to the vibrant technology hub in Detroit focused on Autonomous Driving and Electric Vehicles.

APPLICATION Automation & Services in drug plant awarded. - The Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk has awarded Emerson a $40 million (€34 m) automation systems and services contract for a new US-based drug manufacturing facility to help battle the global diabetes epidemic.

APPLICATION Checking Russian leaks. - Russia-based Quinta-Analytica Yaroslavl has purchased an advanced GasCheck G gas leak detector from Ion Science to monitor its liquid chromatography (LC), tandem mass-spectrometry (MS/MS) laboratory, which performs the analytical aspect of clinical research studies, for nitrogen and argon leaks.

PRODUCT 3-Phase power quality loggers. - The measurement, understanding, and reporting of power quality in distribution systems requires capturing large amounts of data and then spending hours to analyse and report. With powerful software that automates setup, analysis, and reporting, the Fluke 1740 Series Power Quality Loggers simplify the collecting and reporting of critical utility power quality trends.

PRODUCT Easy scheduling of LIMS activities. - Matrix Scheduler is an optional module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics. Users can automatically schedule reports, worklists, registration of samples and more. In this way activities can be managed more efficiently and significant savings in staff time can be made.

Publications Digital communication. - Parker Software is releasing a book about the future of business to customer communication. The book is titled, The Conversation Engine: A Shop Assistant of the Smart Age, and explores the next frontier of digital communication.

PRODUCT Plant information management. - The latest version of the Exaquantum plant information management system (ExaquantumTM R3.10) from Yokogawa, comes with stronger security and improved compatibility through the support of OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA), the latest OPC communication standard.

PRODUCT Ensuring quality of domestic appliances. - To ensure that products stay marketable, measurements need to be carried out in a straightforward and cost-effective manner in the development phase, during production and in final test. The APLUS from Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG is a complete device that fulfils these requirements.


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During the period that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are working through their exit from the European Union (EU) we will endevour to bring items of particular interest and/or relevence to the automation sector in the process.


EVENTS

3rd PGEM
Third Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics Conference
16/11/2017 to 17/11/2017
London (GB)


Introduction to Alarm Management
ISA European Training Course
17/11/2017
Eindoven (NL)


ISA Saudi Arabia Automation Conference and Exhibition

20/11/2017 to 21/11/2017
Eastern Province (KSA)


TechDay
A SolutionsPT Event
21/11/2017
Abingdon (GB)


DataCentres Ireland 2017
Conference & exhibtion
22/11/2017 to 23/11/2017
Dublin (IRL)


"ARC Industry Forum - Middle East"
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
22/11/2017
Abu Dhabi (UAE)


EMI in fieldbusses
Training Course
22/11/2017
Manchester


Cybersecurity Training Course (IC32)
ISA European Training Course in ISA/IEC 62443 Standards.
23/11/2017 to 24/11/2017
Stokesley (GB)


TechDay
A SolutionsPT Event
23/11/2017
Bolton (GB)


Energy Risk Forum
INTELLIGENT RISK & PORTFOLIO OPTIMISATION FOR ENERGY AND UTILITIES MARKET!
27/11/2017 to 28/11/2017
Berln (D)


SPS-IPC Drives 2017
Electric Automation - Systems and Components
28/11/2017 to 30/11/2017
Nuremberg (D)


InstMC Awards Night Lecture 2

28/11/2017
London (GB)


A Staged Approach to OT Cyber Security
A SolutionsPT Event
28/11/2017
Manchester (GB)


PEFTEC
Conference & exhibtion (Petroleum, Refining & Environmentatl)
29/11/2017 to 30/11/2017
Antwerp (B)


A Staged Approach to OT Cyber Security
A SolutionsPT Event
30/11/2017
Reading (GB)


Introduction to Alarm Management
Yokogawa Training Course
5/12/2017
Runcorn (GB)


Power Electronics Conf 2017
Wide band gap semiconductors
5/12/2017
Munich (D)


OEB 2017
Conference
6/12/2017 to 8/12/2017
Berln (D)


AM Show
Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017 is the business show for additive manufacturing / 3D printing.
6/12/2017 to 8/12/2017
Pasadena (CA USA)


MedTech rising 2017
Irish MedTech CEO Conference
6/12/2017 to 7/12/2017
Galway (IRL)


10th International Chemical Chemical Congress
Conference & exhibtion
10/12/2017 to 14/12/2017
Kish Island (IR)



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