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PRODUCT Box PC for IoT inside industrial automation. - The BE10A, from Men Mikro Elektronik, is a space- and power-saving box PC with low power consumption that can be operated in a light, space-saving housing without fans, allowing for maintenance-free operation.

PRODUCT Cameras for harsh environments. - The GigE uEye FA camera series from IDS Imaging Development Systems is designed for use in the harshest industrial environments.

PRODUCT Identification marker. - TE Connectivity (TE) has launched ZHD, a new, versatile cable identification product. Until now, heat shrink cable identification systems were either low fire hazard or diesel resistant – but not both. TE’s new ZHD identification products combines these two features into a single product.

PRODUCT Compact pressure sensor. - Festo has announced a new compact pressure sensor, SPAN, to build on its comprehensive range of sensors for process and factory automation applications.

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Kevin CampbellKevin Campbell has been appointed as Vice President, Engineering with Abaco Systems.

PRODUCT Motor drives. - The CFP2000 series is Delta's brand new high reliability and industry-specific vector control drive for fan and pump applications. Featuring a built-in EMC filter, DC chokes, Real-Time Clock (RTC), and BACnet, the CFP2000 Series provides the best solution for the special needs of the HVAC industry.

PRODUCT FID analyser retired. - Quantitech has replaced the 3006 Analyser with the portable SK Elektronik Thermo-FID PT, which is also manufactured in Germany to high standards, offers improved performance and enjoys MCERTS approval.

PRODUCT Pyrometer for High-Temperature Applications and Metals. - The new FibreMini is a fibre-optic pyrometer from Calex Electronics with advanced features that allow accurate temperature readings on metal surfaces in harsh applications.

PRODUCT Flyover cable assy - Samtec has released an extended temperature version of its FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly. The new ETUO series support temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C.

PRODUCT Debug and trace! - Ashling Microsystems has an advanced real-time debug and trace solution for NXP’s P60-Step-Up! secure controller device. The P60-Step-Up! secure controller targets applications such as eGovernment, banking, mobile security and transport solutions where software quality is of the utmost importance and an essential aspect of end applications for this device.

PRODUCT Touch enable operator panels. - Stahl has a line-up of highly robust touch-enabled operating devices. Certified for zones 1 and 21, the ET-208 Operator Interfaces with 7-inch widescreens and a hardened glass front feature front-side IP69 protection.

PRODUCT Modular connector for CAN networks. - Harting has added a CAN (Controller Area Network) module to its range of Han-Modular® ID smart connectors. CAN is a bus system for automation and control which features a number of advantages such as high functional reliability and the ability to operate in demanding and harsh conditions.

PRODUCT High performance PLC - Delta's new PLC series covers most automation applications at a very attractive price. The AS300 enables easy and advanced programming for sectors such as electronics manufacturing, labeling, food packaging and textile machines.

Organisations Benefits for automation & control professionals extolled! - As part of an established relationship with the ISA Ireland Section the section committee were invited to visit Rockwell Automation's local office in Cork (Irl) to give a briefing on the benefits that membership would bring to the many Engineers and Technicians in the company, especially in fast evolving world of Automation and Control.

PRODUCT Portable hygrometer spot checks natural gas. - The MDM300 I.S. high speed portable hygrometer from Michell Instruments enables gas pipeline operators to ensure safety and quality compliance on natural gas. Often these measurements are made in remote locations in extreme weather conditions – either hot or cold.

NEWS Fairness in business in Scotland. - Edinburgh Instruments has been accepted to the Scottish Business Pledge, as part of its ongoing commitment to delivering fairness and equality in the work place.

EVENTS Keeping in touch with the next generation! - The Wonderware Next Generation Conference 2016, saw people travelling from far and wide across the globe, to witness the future of industrial automation.​


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PRODUCT Portable hygrometer spot checks natural gas. - The MDM300 I.S. high speed portable hygrometer from Michell Instruments enables gas pipeline operators to ensure safety and quality compliance on natural gas.
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Barbara MarsikServomex has appointed Barbara Marshik as Market Segment Manager - Power.

EVENTS Process Control & Safety Symposium & Exhibition success. - The 2016 ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition, held in early November 2012 in Houston, Texas, drew more than 300 attendees to explore solutions to the varied challenges facing process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing, pulp and paper, and other process industry sectors.

PRODUCT Passive harmonic filters. - Schaffner is setting a benchmark with its product offering of harmonics mitigation solutions. ecosine evo combines superior technologies to reliably mitigate excessive harmonics with an evolutionary modular product concept.

PRODUCT Servo controllers - new options. - Baumüller has further improved its servo controller b maXX 3300. Now the controller for small drives is also available with a single-phase option. One advantage is the lower wiring expense, resulting in time and cost savings for the machine manufacturers.

NEWS LIMS developer moves! - Autoscribe Informatics has moved to larger premises in England. As from 21st November, 2016, the company’s headquarters are located in Aldermaston, near Reading (GB). This is a seamless transition for customers as the telephone number, e-mail addresses and website URL all remain unchanged.

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NEWS Signal processing portfolio strengthened by acquisition. - Abaco Systems has acquired 4DSP LLC of Austin (TX USA). Founded in 2004, 4DSP designs and manufactures commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) high speed digital signal processing and data acquisition solutions based on FPGA technology to address the specific requirements of aerospace, defense, biomedical, communications and semiconductor applications.

APPLICATION Systems integration for Industrie 4.0. - Here, Nick Boughton, sales manager of Boulting Technology, discusses the challenges connectivity poses for industry, particularly with regard to systems integration and the water industry.

PRODUCT Faster and Safet start-ups! - Maverick Technologies, (now part of Rockwell Automation), has announced the release of eStart℠, a groundbreaking new app that keeps projects on track by making commissioning more efficient and transparent than ever.

PRODUCT Outdoor noise and vibration monitoring station. - Svantek has launched its SV 258 PRO, an outdoor noise and vibration monitoring station with a more compact and lightweight design. Specially developed for construction site, tunnelling and blasting applications, this upgraded model weighs just 10kg and is available with 3G modem, solar panel support, advanced alarms and METEO.

PRODUCT Next generation automation software! - Wonderware Ireland, part of SolutionsPT, has unveiled the next generation of Wonderware industrial automation software, including the upcoming Wonderware SCADA release, InTouch Omni.

PRODUCT New modular absolute pressure sensor for highly dynamic applications. - Designed specifically to meet the demands of highly dynamic applications, the new absolute pressure sensors from Kistler Instruments cover pressure ranges from 0-5 bar to 0-500 bar.

APPLICATION Protecting vital control systems! - Outdoor shelters with a novel combination of Intertec's passive and active cooling technologies have been chosen to protect vital control systems at a Middle Eastern refinery. The environmental protection solution is being provided as part of an upgrade to the burner management systems at the core of the plant's refining processes.

PRODUCT BACnet to the cloud... - Sierra Monitor's BACnet gateways, routers, and network explorers are now "IIoT-Empowered out-of-the-box" and are shipping with new software that allows customers to securely register, access, and manage their field-installed products from Sierra Monitor's FieldPoP device cloud.


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