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PRODUCT Frequency inverters provides maximum drive performance. - One of the highlights of the Mitsubishi Electric next generation range is their new FR-A800 inverter. The ultramodern drive has been specially designed for use in classic plant and machinery and with its maximum output and performance, increased efficiency and productivity are guaranteed.

PRODUCT Expanded I/O & Control range enhances flexibility & energy efficiency. - ABB has launched its Symphony® Plus SD Series of flexible control and input/output (I/O) products, which offer total plant automation across application types, irrespective of size or physical location.

PRODUCT RF signal generator series leads in price! - The Tektronix TSG4100A is a vector signal generator (VSG) at the affordable price of basic signal generator.

White Paper Reducing energy costs associated with compressed air by 60%. - A new whitepaper entitled "Reduce energy costs in compressed air systems by up to 60%".The whitepaper, which can be downloaded here free, clearly outlines how engineers can identify where potential energy savings can be made and discusses compressed air generation costs, the effects of leakages and implementing solutions to reduce energy consumption overall.

PRODUCT Safety devices for hazardous areas. - IDEC Corporation has released the EU2B family of safety devices including pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches and ammeters.

PRODUCT Better delivery from medium voltage variable speed drives. - WEG has more than doubled the maximum power of its air-cooled MVW01 medium voltage variable speed drives - from 6.5 MW to 16 MW for voltages from 2.3 kV to 4.16 kV - to meet the needs of medium voltage three-phase induction and synchronous motors across a broader power range.

APPLICATION Application for Mass flow measurements for those over 18 years old!BLOG - When thinking of alcoholic products that are produced in Britain, a fine malt Whiskey may spring to mind or perhaps beer brewed in one of the numerous breweries that can be found dotted around the country. How many people however, would immediately think of Vodka? Read how Krohne mass flowmeters is helping.

PRODUCT Achieve a high speed, information driven, operation in manufacturing! - Mitsubishi Electric has announced its next generation iQ Platform, the iQ-R Controller Series is now available.

PRODUCT Non-contact signal transmission for same cost as slip-ring types! - The Kistler Type 4520A sensor for measuring torque on shafts rotating at up to 10,000 rpm uses frequency modulation to transmit the torque signal from the rotating shaft without contact and convert it into an analogue signal.

PRODUCT Audio, data, and fibre connectors! - Cliff Electronics has announced the FT Digital XLR Feed-Through connector series. The FT Series is a complete range of audio, data, and fibre connectors that can be front or rear mounted into an industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting hole.

EVENTS Fastest 50 in USA: Sensors and their systems on show! - For the second consecutive year, the leading event in the USA focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, Sensors Expo & Conference has been named to Trade Show Executive's (TSE) Fastest 50 list. Scheduled for June 2015 in Long Beach (CA USA).

PRODUCT Reliable fibre optic connecting. - Radiall now offers the EB-LuxCis® product range. This new solution is suitable for highly contaminated environments and demanding applications where ease of maintenance is necessary.

PRODUCT Make M-Bus measuring devices talk Modbus-TCP - New gateway from HMS Industrial Networks enables M-Bus data from measuring devices to be monitored from Modbus-TCP networks. M-Bus (Meter-Bus) is a widely used communication standard for measuring devices.

NEWS New office expands research capability for PSU innovator! - Stadium Power has opened an R&D centre in Norwich (GB) as a stand-alone facility for the development of power products as part of the wider company strategy to become a leading design-led technology business

PRODUCT Thermogrraphers sharing info by phone! - With a full 180° articulating lens and 14.5cm touchscreen, the Fluke's new TiX520 and TiX560 Infrared Cameras allow thermographers to easily navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images.

PRODUCT Differential current transformer - Harting has added a differential current transformer capable of carrying out current measurements at up to 10 A to its family of current sensors for industrial applications.

PRODUCT Ex d inverters - R. Stahl's solutions for hazardous area equipment also include explosion-protected motor switches and frequency inverters for installation close to Ex d or Ex e motors in ATEX zones 1 and 2.

PRODUCT LCD touch screens. - Varitronix has announced the availability of a new range of Projected Capacitive LCD Touch Screens, for use with a stylus, a gloved finger or bare finger.

EVENTS Live rental instrument demonstrations at show! - A wide range of the latest air quality and emissions monitoring equipment will be on display at the Ashtead Technology exhibition stand at AQE 2015. (22/23 Apl 2015).

PRODUCT Measuring vibration on your phone app! - Fluke has introduced the handheld Fluke(R) 805 FC Vibration Meter, a portable multifunction vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearings and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment.

APPLICATION Keeping trains moving in cold weather - A manufacturer of safety equipment for railways relies on Michell's Humidity and Temperature sensor, PF72-Series, to monitor and control its range of railway switch-point heating systems.

NEWS Connector distributor of the year - MH Connectors, manufacturer and supplier of I/O interconnect products has awarded its Distributor of the Year 2014 accolade to RS Components.

Research & Education Wearable electronics enabled by sensors! - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Wearable Electronics Enabled by Sensors, finds that the sensors market earned revenues of €70 million ($108 m) in 2014 and estimates this to catapult to €710 million ($800 m) in 2020.


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PRODUCT Portable 3D body scanner for human metrics applications! - The world's first portable 3D body scanner from Space Vision, (J), utilises nine board-level UI-1221LE USB cameras from IDS Imaging Development Solutions.

PRODUCT Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas enclosures! - As part of its new range of ATEX load cells, LCM Systems Ltd is launching the AEN ATEX/IECEx stainless steel Ex d enclosure.

EVENTS VOCs - why speciate? - The Quantitech stands at AQE 2015 in Telford (GB), the air quality and emissions show (22/23 Apl 2015)., will feature three different technologies for measuring individual organic compounds.

White Paper Ex ic - Intrinsic safety's new protection level! - Power management company Eaton has released a new whitepaper, Ex ic - Intrinsic Safety's New Protection Level, that helps users and manufacturers understand more about Ex ic, the new intrinsic safety protection level for electrical apparatus in flammable environments.

PRODUCT Connector with rapid termination technology - Harting has introduced a slimline version of its har-speed X-coded M12 connector equipped with HARAX® rapid termination IDC connection technology.

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