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APPLICATION Control systems for floating LNG facility! - Yokogawa in Malaysia, has received an order from a consortium comprising JGC Corporation (J) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SK) that will supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for PETRONAS's second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG2.

PRODUCT Monitoring and control of multiple applications on single display! - Red Lion Controls has announced the integration of FlexBus™ technology to its PAX®2C proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller portfolio.

APPLICATION Handheld photoionisation instruments for investigation & remediation of hydrocarbon contamination! - An increase in demand for its oil spill consultancy and remediation services has prompted SpillAssist Limited to recently order a second handheld Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detector instrument from Ion Science British distributor, Shawcity.

NEWS Move to larger facility! - Interpro have relocated to a larger facility to accommodate increased sales in Europe and additional power test product ranges.

Standards Are drive users breaking the law? - New legislation covering the export of high frequency (HF) drives could result in hefty penalties, including potential prison sentences. Emerson Industrial Automation is keen to advise OEMs and machine builders which incorporate HF drives in their designs that it is they, not the drives manufacturer, who are responsible for checking and evaluating whether or not their machines comply with, or contravene, the relevant legislation.

PRODUCT Temperature calibration source! - Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd has extended their range of temperature calibration sources with the introduction of the CS174-IN & CS175-IN.

PRODUCT Manufacturing operations solutions software for show! - Aegis Software will demonstrate their FactoryLogix manufacturing operations solution at booth 7A-219 during the SMT show in Nürnberg (D, 5th-7th. May 2015).

People Steve Brown
Electroustic has added Steve Brown s new technical manager to its growing team of experienced specialists.

PRODUCT Innovative features for monitoring and controlling distributed assets and IP networks. - PcVue 11.1 is the latest release of PcVue SCADA solution created by ARC Informatique. It now features the monitoring of geographically distributed assets and IP network devices.

PRODUCT Wireless gas detection! - After introducing the wireless BM 25 work site system, Oldham is expanding its product range and today introduces the new MX 40 gas detection controller.

PRODUCT IS personal noise dosimeter! - Svantek has launched the new ATEX and IECEx Intrinsically Safe (IS) SV104 personal noise dosimeter for use in potentially explosive work environments.

PRODUCT Put a handle on it! - The selection of a suitable handle is often left to the very end of the product design cycle, but Multitron aims to change that by offering a very wide range of MENTOR handles which will enhance and transform a run-of-the-mill-looking end product into something stylish and even funky, but never forgetting everyday practicality and functionality.

Publications Control system integrator industry's digital marketing performance. - Authentia has published an important and comprehensive study of the control system integrator industry's digital marketing performance. Many industrial/manufacturing industries lag behind in their adoption of modern digital marketing practices, largely due to target demographics that have been slow to embrace social media and mobile computing.

People Dave Wellman
Dave Wellman to be responsible for sales of Gresham's wide range of commercial power supply products & will run their European distribution network..

EVENTS Students! Consider the process control industry as a future career. - MCAA's annual Industry Forum is scheduled for April 19-21, 2015 in Scottsdale (AZ USA). Over 200 attendees are expected experience an educational event featuring expert speakers, breakout sessions, roundtables, and peer networking opportunities.

PRODUCT 8-channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator. - Teseq's ARB 5500 fits inside the transient generator and features memory for over 64,000 standard waveform segments as well as 1 GB of Clone memory for user-defined shapes. This is enough memory for several thousand hours of simulations.

NEWS Acquisition consoladates leadership towards 5G commercialisation. - National Instruments (NI) has announced its acquisition of BEEcube, a technology innovator and leading supplier of high-performance FPGA prototyping and deployment products for advanced wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defence applications.

NEWS Survey response shows customer satisfaction improvement - A new customer survey published early in 2015 by Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe, has shown an across-the-board increase in customer satisfaction levels compared to a similar survey carried out in 2013.

NEWS Half a million industrial cameras! - Almost exactly ten years after releasing its first industrial camera, IDS Imaging Development Systems has shipped its 500,000th camera. The milestone camera was from the completely re-designed second generation series of the USB 3 uEye CP cameras, featuring the latest 2.3 MP Sony IMX174 CMOS sensor.

White Paper Report on virtualisation in IACS. - The Automation Federation has released a public report - commissioned on behalf of the Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) - that examines the use of virtualisation technology in industrial automation and control system (IACS) environments.

PRODUCT Switching system test tools! - Pickering Interfaces is lowering the cost of ownership of switching systems with the introduction of their latest diagnostic test tools-eBIRST Switching System Test Tools.

APPLICATION Variable speed drives improves the quality of glass ovens. - A leading manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has turned to the Unidrive M family of variable speed drives from Emerson Industrial Automation to greatly improve the quality of its products.


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