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NEWS Global HMI market!BLOG - "The development of Industrie 4.0 in Europe and Smart Factory in the United States will create a future for the manufacturing sector wrapped around the convergence of applications. As a result, the need to constantly innovate and reinvent components will propel the uptake of HMI in discrete sectors." (New analysis from Frost & Sullivan).

EVENTS Vapour Pressure and Colour Opacity process analysers on show! - Icon is exhibiting its industry leading Vapour Pressure and Colour Opacity process analysers at the 60th ISA (ISA) Analysis Division Symposium in Galveston (TX USA - 26-30 April 2015).

PRODUCT Strain gauges built on advanced sensors technology! - Addressing the growing demand for the sensors needed to manufacture precision transducers, Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors strain gauges offer a tighter resistance tolerance, improved gauge-to-gauge repeatability, and better stability than standard strain gauges, while their advanced fabrication process helps to significantly reduce lead times.

NEWS Drive & motor solutions energy benefits lauded in Sweden. - The energy-saving benefits of using Emerson drive and motor solutions have been highlighted in a test report on electric motors by Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency).

PRODUCT Making force testing easier! - Designed to measure brake pedal force, the CCGBP brake pedal load cell, from Applied Measurements, is an essential tool to the automotive industry, testing the reliability of a vehicle's braking system with ranges from 0-50kg up to 0-200kg.

PRODUCT Position sensors for medical, testing and industrial applications. - Hoffmann-Krippner offers a wide range of LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection.

PRODUCT Web remote tools for spectrum analyser. - Anritsu Company has introduced Web Remote Tools for its Spectrum Master™ MS2720T handheld spectrum analyser that allows the instruments to be controlled from any web-enabled device, including laptops, tablets, and smart phones, over an Ethernet link.

PRODUCT DIN rail mounting type and 1/8 DIN panel type controllers. - Yokogawa has released a number of new UTAdvanced® series controllers. The new controllers include four DIN rail mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller.

PRODUCT Making AS-Interface be made even better. - Pepperl+Fuchs is setting a new and innovative standard for AS-Interface IP20 modules in the form of an easily accessible push-in connection at the front of the device.

PRODUCT Signage for an efficient turnaround. - Field operators in the physical plant often face a labyrinth of pipes and instruments relying solely on past training and experience to know where they need to be. To easily navigate the ever evolving COG physical plant, Brady offers durable signage solutions for a more efficient turnaround.

PRODUCT IE3-compliant motor switching and protection solutions. - WEG has developed IE3-compliant switchgears to ensure excellent reliability when operating IE3 high-efficiency motors, despite higher inrush currents compared to IE2 motors

PRODUCT Connector provides better protection for conduit. - Harting has introduced a new version of its established M12 connector with a conduit which provides the attached cable with additional protection against external influences, making it ideally suited to tough applications in industrial scenarios.

PRODUCT A huge step forward in HMI & SCADA. - Advantech's Industrial Automation Group (IAG) has launched "a new huge step forward in HMI/SCADA software" with a HTML5 based Business Intelligence Dashboard.

PRODUCT TÜV-certified solutions for safety implementations - With the IXXAT Safe portfolio of ready-made safety I/O modules and safety protocol software, HMS Industrial Networks offers TÜV-certified solutions for implementing secure communication into industrial devices

NEWS Regulatory monitoring, process control and environmental/safety applications to be strengthened by acquisition! - With ambitious growth plans, Gasmet recognises the need for significant investment and has therefore agreed the sale of 100% of Gasmet shares, for an undisclosed sum, to Nordic growth capital investor, Alder. Gasmet's existing management team will continue running the company.

PRODUCT Free data logging and monitoring software. - Mantracourt has announced that it will be now be providing its acclaimed T24LOG100 data logging software free of charge with every purchase of products within its T24 wireless sensor range.

EVENTS Focus on the digital plant, modularization and optimized production. - Based on the slogan "From Integrated Engineering to Integrated Operation – Discover the Potential of Digitalization" Siemens is focusing on the topic of digitalization at the Achema 2015 trade fair.

PRODUCT Peri metering pump. - Designed for smaller municipal water and wastewater systems, the ProSeries-M® M-2 peristaltic metering pump from Blue White, is well suited for injecting the aggressive, and/or viscous chemicals, often used in water treatment.

PRODUCT Conductivity measurement with remote sensor for increased flexibility. - Baumer has added a new model to its range of CombiLyz conductivity meters. In addition to the compact AFI4, the AFI5 version with remote sensor is now also available.

PRODUCT Fixture interface for boundary scan for PXI automatic test systems. - The Peak Group has added a new boundary-scan fixture interface to its portfolio of automatic test systems based on its partnerships with National Instruments (NI), GOEPEL electronic and Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).

PRODUCT Extended trim range power modules. - Excelsys has introduced their new family of extended trim range powerMods to complement the existing UltiMod and Xgen platforms.

NEWS Research centre for wireless, RF and M2M technology in Shanghai! - In support of a wider company strategy to develop the design-led technology business, Stadium United Wireless has opened an R&D Centre in Shanghai's Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park for the development of wireless 'machine to machine' (M2M) products.

PRODUCT Always the right connection - For more than 15 years, Pepperl+Fuchs has been offering exactly the right connection technology for your automation solution.

EVENTS Spotlight on "Industry 4.0", robots and intelligent energy systems while India sets new standards as Partner Country.BLOG - After five action-packed days of industrial innovation, dynamic networking and lead generation, HANNOVER MESSE 2015 - without doubt the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology - drew to a close on Friday, 17 April, to rave reviews by exhibitors and visitors.

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