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Education and Research BSc Degree in Process Instrumentation and Automation now recruiting. - A new BSc Degree in Process Instrumentation and Automation in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB IRL) is kicking off in September. This is an innovative new “Learn + Work” progamme designed in consultation with industry to deliver work ready graduates to the process and manufacturing sectors.

White PaperUnemployment, Automation and Manufacturing 2018 - How will we go about filling the control system engineering positions we as an industry need to fill? Here’s a look at the issue and some ideas about overcoming it. (Bill Pollock of Optimation Technology Inc discusses this global challenge in Automation World).

PRODUCT Zoned Safety Valve Island. - Emerson has introduced the ability to integrate multiple safety zones within a single ASCO Numatics™ Series 503 valve island. This enables the creation of up to three independent electro-pneumatic safety zones, while also allowing independent non-safe sections to co-exist within one valve island assembly.

PRODUCT Retro enclosures! - Two new ranges of desktop enclosures from Hammond Electronics are now available from JPR Electronics . Their retro styling offers manufacturers of high-end hi-fi equipment, audio, broadcast, set-top boxes and other consumer products as well as industrial instrumentation an alternative to conventional cases in applications where appearance can be as important as function.

PRODUCT Automated testing of multi-fibre connectors. - Laser Components recommends the new MPO switch from VIAVI Solutions for quick and easy OTDR testing of MPO multi-fibre connectors.

NEWS Ambient gas analyser distributorship. - Air Monitors has been appointed as Ecotech's official distributor in Britain. Ecotech is a global leader in the manufacture of environmental monitoring instrumentation, including the highly regarded and MCERTS certified, Serinus® range of ambient gas analysers.

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PRODUCT UHD power supply unit! - The OF(M)225 Series of open frame switching power supplies, from Gresham Power Electronics, utilises a highly advanced circuit topology to deliver 225 Watts with fan cooling and 120 Watts convection cooled in an industry standard package that has a 2.00 x 4.00 inch footprint while being just 1.0 in. high (50.8 x 101.6 x 25.4mm).

PRODUCT Indication in the round! - andersDX has launched a new range of larger high performance circular displays of 3” and 4.2” diameter, aimed particularly at automotive, industrial and marine dashboards. The new displays complement andersDX existing range of TFT, PMOLED and OLED modules of just over 1” diameter, which are aimed at wearable applications.

NEWS Stars in security! - Endress+Hauser has become the first industrial company to obtain the StarAudit certification. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offering of the measurement instrumentation specialist was given four-star certification by EuroCloud. Within the framework of the certification, all areas that are relevant for the collection of data in cloud-based applications were reviewed.

PRODUCT Digitized railway! - Meeting the need for secure and reliable data connection to support railway digitisation, Westermo has launched a range of compact data networking products for onboard and trackside applications. In addition to rail applications, these devices are very well suited for deployment in other industries with severe operating conditions and tough environments, such as mining.

PRODUCT Digital signal measurement. - The MX460B-R digital measurement module from HBM, is the latest addition to its rugged and flexible SomatXR Data Acquisition System.

PRODUCT NDT in smaller pipes. - Ashtead Technology has added the Phoenix Bracelet Scanner and the latest custom phased array probes to its fleet of rental NDT instruments as a response to an increased demand for the ability to inspect smaller diameter pipes.

PRODUCT Din Rail PSUs. - Two new high quality Din Rail Power Supplies have been announced by PULS Power. They feature an integrated high efficiency MOSFET based decoupling function facilitating N+1 redundant operation without an external decoupling unit or use of inefficient “OR-ing” diodes.


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.


Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Control Systems
The only ISA/IEC 62443 Training with Official Certification
24/05/2018 to 25/05/2018
Eindhoven (NL)

PCIM Europe
Power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy & energy management
5/06/2018 to 7/06/2018
Nuremberg (D)

PCIM Europe
Power Electronics | Intelligent Motion | Renewable Energy | Energy Management
5/06/2018 to 7/06/2018
Nuremberg (D)

Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems
Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program
6/06/2018 to 8/06/2018
Eindhoven (NL)

World Forum for the Process Industry
11/06/2018 to 15/06/2018
Frankfurt/Main (D)

"The leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics."
12/06/2018 to 22/06/2018
Munnich (D)

Coilwinding Expo
19/06/2018 to 21/06/2018
Berlin (D)

MicDAT 2018
1st International Conference on Microelectronic Devices and Technologies
20/06/2018 to 22/06/2018
Barcelona (CAT)

UK Robotics Week

21/06/2018 to 29/06/2018
Liverpool (GB)

Implementing Business to MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (IC55)
ISA Training
21/06/2018 to 22/06/2018
Eindhoven (NL)

POWID 2018
ISA Power Industru Divn: Training & Conference
25/06/2018 to 28/06/2018
Knoxville (TN USA)

Sensors Expo & Conference

26/06/2018 to 28/06/2018
San Jose (CA USA)

Sensor + Test 2018
"The Measurement Fair
26/06/2018 to 28/06/2018
Nuremberg (D)

HEVC 2018
The 7th IET Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Conf
27/06/2018 to 28/06/2018
London (GB)

IACS Cybersecurity Operations & Maintenance
Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program
27/06/2018 to 29/06/2018
Eindhoven (NL)

IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation
Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program
4/07/2018 to 6/07/2018
Eindhoven (NL)

Global industry conference on Nano & Digital tech
San Francisco (CA USA)

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