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PRODUCT Conveying and sorting in one.BLOG - Festo has developed a new pneumatic conveyor concept - the WaveHandler - for the transportation and simultaneous sorting of delicate objects.

White Paper Intelligent Robots, should we be scared? - Mark Proctor of European Automation has written this piece about automation in the smart factory. He highlights industry movement towards greater automation - technological advances and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making the prospect of "lights out" manufacturing seem closer than ever and uses the Siemens facility in Amberg as an example.

APPLICATION Efficient cooling! - Germany manufacturer SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, from the Swabian area (South Baden-Wurtemburg & East Bavaria States), manufacture moving column machine tools. They rely on Rittal's "Blue e" cooling devices to exploit every possible efficiency potential in enclosure climate control.

Agreement tagerts interests in Water and Wastewater markets - Ocean Data Systems (ODS) has announced that Trihedral has partnered with ODS to provide seamless integration of Dream Report with VTScada.

Research & Education Cyber Security specialist training - To fulfill the stronger demand for ICS professionals with knowledge of cyber security within OT environments, ISA Ireland introduces the ISA99/IEC 62443 Cyber Security Fundamentals Specialist certificate program.

NEWS Automation community responds to US report on cybersecurity - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has responded to a widely circulated report from the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy that calls for a unified US national strategy to address the serious workforce development needs presented by the multi-dimensional threats of cyber attacks.

PRODUCT Innovative automation publication gets top graphic design award! - InTech Plus, the International Society of AutomationŐs new mobile application for the Apple iPad that provides on-the-go technical and educational content, has received a prominent design award.

PRODUCT Level, volume and mass measurement of bulk solids and powders. - The Rosemount 5708 Series of 3D Solids Scanners for the continuous measurement of level, volume and mass of bulk solids and powders in large vessels, bins and silos have been introduced by Emerson.

EVENTS Graphical system design conference & exhibition registration! - National Instruments UK & Ireland has officially opened registration for NIDays 2014, the annual Graphical System Design Conference for engineers, scientists and educators.

PRODUCT Accurate & reliable monitoring of moisture in industrial oils! - The EE364 in-line transmitter from E+E Elektronik measures moisture and temperature in transformer, lubricating, hydraulic or motor oils, and diesel fuel.

NEWS Pro-active service fleet ensures air quality. - In response to growing demand and a changing market, Air Monitors Limited, a leading provider of air quality monitoring equipment and related services, has invested in a new fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles.

PRODUCT Two-channel I/O analog input & output modules work on a 4-20mA current loop with HART - Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has released the SNAP-AIMA-iH and SNAP-AOA-23-iH two-channel analog input and output modules, each with HART communications.

PRODUCT Online condition monitoring solution addresses big analogue data challenges! - National Instruments (NI) has announced NI InsightCM Enterprise, a new software solution that helps companies gain insight into the health of their capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations.

APPLICATION Industry experience, expertise, and technology innovation drove selection for multi million dollar automation project in western Canada - Canada's North West Redwater Partnership has selected Emerson Process Management to provide automation services and technology for the first phase of the innovative Sturgeon refinery northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, (CDN). Expected value of the contract to Emerson is approximately €67 million.

PRODUCT Make your smart phone a control tool! - Fluke's FREE Connect(TM) app turns a smart phone into a useful Fluke tool without purchasing any equipment. It enables the user to securely share images and data and communicate in real time with other authorised personnel using the same app, without leaving the field.

NEWS Novel Solution for smarter, more cost- effective test instrumentation recognised! - Based on its recent analysis of the peripheral component interconnect or PCI eXtensions for instrumentation (PXI)-based instrumentation for electronic test applications market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes RADX Technologies (RADX) with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation.

APPLICATIONWho's for tennis! Cool technology at Wimbledon! - When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. How Datapaq is helping in further developments at the All England Club!

PRODUCT Additions to RFID portfolio! - The Simatic RF300 and RF600 radio frequency identification (RFID) systems portfolio has just grown to include new transponders in the HF (high frequency) and UHF (ultra-high frequency) range.

PRODUCT Unique agreement provides bit error rate tester for Europe! - Microlease plc has announced an agreement on a 6 month project with Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, allowing it to offer the new BERTScope® BSA286CL.

PRODUCT Portable OTDR! - Yokogawa's Portable OTDR combines measurement automation, user-friendly operation and reliable performance to enable fast, precise optical-fibre characterisation.

PRODUCT The next generation of mobile memory technology! - Tektronix, Inc has just announced the first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology.

PRODUCT Cooling solution boosts data-centre energy efficiency! - Rittal's new Liquid Cooling Package (LCP) Hybrid, with a cooling capacity of up to 20kW per rack, comprises a large, high-performance air/water heat exchanger that cools IT components installed inside the server enclosure.

PRODUCT Connecting 3 phase power. - The new Quicktest QT3, from Cliff Electronics, is a compact, robust 3-Phase power connector designed for temporary, safe and efficient connection of unterminated cables to 440VAC, 3-Phase power supplies.

NEWS A look at manufacturing in Spain!BLOG - In recent years, European Automation has seen a dip in demand from the area, but the good news is that since the middle of last year, the number of orders from Spain has been on the rise.

PRODUCT DC calibrator combines precision performance with ease of operation! - The 2553A, a precision DC calibrator from Yokogawa, combines precision performance and ease of use for the calibration of measuring instruments including analogue meters, thermometers, temperature transmitters and data loggers.

PRODUCT Explosion-proof moisture transmitter! - Michell Instrument's newly launched Easidew PRO XP explosion proof dew-point transmitter is now available with an optional integral display, for improved ease of use.

PRODUCT Robust communications interface for rail & harsh industrial applications! - Han® Coax ETCS connector, from Harting, features robust communications interface for rail and harsh industrial applications.

APPLICATION Sensors for TOC monitoring - Sensors from Edinburgh Sensors, are now being integrated into a number of systems for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) measurement.

publications" Machine vision resources for everyone! - A 450-page Imaging and Vision Handbook, regular training courses, mobile device apps and a dedicated video channel are just some of the comprehensive machine vision resources provided by Stemmer Imaging.

PRODUCT Multi-database functionality ensures versatility in LIMS - The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), from Autoscribe Informatics is supplied complete with 3 separate databases.


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