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PRODUCT Surface Mount and Locking DC sockets. - Cliff Electronics' Dual Gauge DC socket is now available in a surface mount version to facilitate efficient SMD PCB assembly of OEM products. The new version is available both taped and loose and complements the original discrete PCB mounting and solder tag versions.

NEWS Software Co-operation - Schneider Electric™ will be delivering Dream Report™ for CitectHistorian™ as a branded solution for plant reporting.

PRODUCT Affordable in-house validation of humidity probes. - The new HygroCal100 humidity verifier from Michell Instruments provides a practical option for companies that are not able to invest in a full humidity calibration laboratory to verify their humidity probes in-house. The unit is cost-effective and is available either on its own or with a choice of options to meet a variety of needs.

PRODUCT Decentralized servo technology without language barriers. - Since the issue of communication automatically arises with selection of the relevant automation, Kollmorgan has now made it easier to connect the relevant control system to the decentralized servo technology in the form of the decentralized AKD-N series using a multi-language interface.

PRODUCT Special offers in TandM instruments, incl IR Cameras - Until 30th June 2016 and while stocks last, Fluke is offering TiS45 Infrared Cameras at a special offer price, plus a free Apple® iPad® mini.

NEWS Irish & German co-operation lauded! - Iwer Baecker, newly elected President of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce and Managing Director of Bayer Ltd spoke at a business breakfast seminar hosted by Canada Life this morning.

Web Site Power management technology site. - Mouser Electronics has launched its new Power Management Technology site, designed to give engineers easy-to-access information on the latest technical advances in power management technologies.

PRODUCT Safe vibration data collection in hazardous environments. - Emerson's CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyser has received ATEX and IECEx, Zone 2 certification, enabling the latest generation portable vibration analyser to be used in hazardous environments.

PRODUCT SIL2 certified gas detectors. - The Simtronics GD10P detector is for combustible gas detection on offshore installations. It has set the standard for gas detectors in the areas of safety, stability and low maintenance.

APPLICATION It's an ill wind... - "Bad weather obviously stimulates our business, but continual investment in product development also increases the popularity of our technologies, and the complete monitoring systems that we build make it easier for customers to start collecting and disseminating data." Comments OTT Hydrometry's MD.

APPLICATION Oil and gas operators maximise production and efficiency.- Emerson has expanded its Integrated Operations (iOps) solutions to include workflow software modules from OVS Group.

APPLICATION Communicating the sun! - Highly reliable data communications networks created by Westermo are helping to maximise the availability of two thermal solar power plants in south-western Spain.

NEWS Strategic partnership for calibration continues. - Over the past several years, through the partnership, Beamex and ISA have collaborated to provide ISA members and customers with access to Beamex’s diverse calibration resources, including publications, case studies, webinars, expert advice and more.

NEWS Acquisition set to increase Industrial - HMS Industrial Networks has signed an agreement to acquire the Belgium-based company eWON SA - a leading IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) manufacturer of intelligent Internet-based remote access routers.

APPLICATION Ambient air quality monitoring stations throughout Britain. - Air Monitors has been awarded a contract to service, calibrate and maintain the majority of the British Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN) of ambient air quality monitoring stations.

EVENTS Future factory - a moderator's impression!BLOG - Read-out was asked to moderate the automation stream at the National Manufacturing & Supplies conference held last week outside Dublin. This is our report.

APPLICATION Automation technologies upgrades at largest refinery in US Midwest. - Emerson Process Management is providing process automation technologies and services to help BP further enhance the safety, reliability, and performance of its Whiting refinery in Northwest Indiana, (USA) – without the costly downtime often required for such projects.



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PRODUCT Industrial force & weighing! - The BLH Nobel brand, of the Vishay Precision Group, has introduced the new G5 family of weighing instruments, the latest generation of the company's modular high-speed systems for industrial weighing and force measurement applications.

PRODUCT Modular system equipped for 10 Gbit Ethernet. - CombiTac combines power up to 300A, signal, thermocouple, coaxial, fiber optic, pneumatic and hydraulic connections in a single modular connector system, and is a choice in applications that require all-in-one space saving modular connectors that guarantee long life performance under the most demanding mechanical and environmental conditions.

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