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APPLICATION Gas alarm system protects waste treatment staff. - How a wastewater treatment facility is employing the latest gas detection technology from Air Monitors to raise an alarm when low levels of H2S arise.

PRODUCT CO2 Calibration kit. - The CO2 Zero Calibration kit was developed, following a customer request, to allow less calibration gas to be used when checking the Edinburgh Sensors CO2 Guardian monitor range.

PRODUCT Multifunction installation testers. - Fluke has launched the new 1660 Series Multifunction Installation Testers, the only installation testers that help prevent damage to connected appliances.

Research & Education Project for intelligent sensor systems for Industry 4.0. - Eleven research partners now aim to simplify and accelerate the development of intelligent multi-sensor systems. As part of the RoMulus project, they want to standardize and refine the steps leading up to the finished product in such a way that it is possible to produce even small quantities in a cost-effective manner. As a result, they are improving the market position of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the sensor technology sector.

NEWS Award for enclosure distributor! - For the second year running, Foremost Electronics has won the award for Channel Partner with the best growth performance in sales from Pentair Schroff the market leading electronic equipment enclosure manufacturer.

PRODUCT Electrical and mechanical performance of electric motors. - The new Fluke® 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyser uses innovative algorithms to analyse not only three-phase power quality but also torque, efficiency and speed, to determine system performance and detect overloaded conditions, eliminating the need for motor load sensors.

NEWS A simplified supply chain for the analyser needs. - A new service – ASI or Analyser System Integration has been announced by Yokogowa. This makes Yokogawa a true one-stop-shop for ASI at both green-field or brown-field projects of almost any size, thus helping project owners to simplify their supply chains as they need only deal with a single team for all analytical requirements.

PRODUCT Flexible and reliable DCS access with Thin Client terminals. - Series 500 Remote HMIs from R. Stahl HMI Systems are an ideal software and hardware package for operating current control systems in the process industry. Designed for safe and comfortable access to Emerson, Siemens, Yokogawa, Honeywell, Allen Bradley, ABB, Rockwell or Schneider control solutions, the Thin Clients are suitable for interoperation with both classic workstations as well as the ever more popular Virtual Machines (VMs).

NEWS Summer discount on personal vibration dosimeter! - Svantek has announced its summer promotion. Until September 2016, the Bedford-based business is offering 15% discount on its range of noise and vibration dosimeters for occupational health and safety monitoring, including the SV104 personal noise meter and SV103 personal vibration meter.

EVENTS Process control & safety papers sought! - ISA's 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition is seeking authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in process measurement and control—particularly in the chemical and energy processing and other key process industry sectors—to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference prior to the 22 July deadline.

PRODUCT Four-wire Coriolis mass flowmeters and transmitters family launched! - Yokogawa has announced the global release in all markets of ROTAMASSTotal Insight (TI), a new portfolio of four-wire Coriolis mass flowmeters and transmitters.

Research & Education Research and development - industry's road to success! - Andrew Keith, engineering director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, discusses the role of research and development in the manufacturing industry.

APPLICATION RH probes on-line! - Michell's new web shop is now open for business, giving customers in Europe a quick and simple way to order and pay securely for a comprehensive range of relative humidity transmitters.

PRODUCT Field replaceable SMA connectors. - Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced a range of cost effective, field replaceable SMA and 2.9mm connectors providing solderless attachment to 0.141" (RG402) semi rigid cables and 2.9mm connectors for 0.085"(RG405) and 0.141" cables.

PRODUCT Smaller push-pull connectors! - Fischer Connectors, the worldwide innovator in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, today launched an even smaller ultra-miniature connector, MiniMax 06, as an extension of its miniature high-density product range, the Fischer MiniMax™ Series.



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PRODUCT Pneumatic process actuator turns heads! - Festo has leveraged its design capability, manufacturing scale and logistical strengths to offer customers a modern quarter turn actuator - DFPD, with price reductions of up to 20% compared with previous models, as well as next day delivery.

APPLICATION Precision laser module - If the alignment of a laser is not possible because, for example, it is placed in a fix bore hole or adjustment is too complex, then Laser Components' precision laser may be used.

PRODUCT New Micro PLC provides PAC power plus... - The FC6A MicroSmart is a powerful PLC with up to 520 I/O just released by IDEC Corporation. The MicroSmart PLC provides the power of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost controller with a small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications.

EVENTS Best & brightest in Water/Wastewater! - The best and brightest minds-including five eminent speakers-will address the critical issues and challenges in automation facing the water/wastewater industry at the 10th Annual ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, next August in Orlando (FL USA).

APPLICATION MagMeter for concrete batching applications. - The new Badger Meter M7600 Flow Meter combines the most advanced electromagnetic flow metering technology, with a simple, yet robust output, providing an easy-to-use flow measurement solution for use in a wide range of concrete batching applications.

PRODUCT Inert media separation valves. - Humphrey Products is expanding the line of products suitable for use in the medical and analytical markets with the introduction of the iDP Valve family. Humphrey iDP are a series of inert media separation valves, specifically designed for aggressive liquids and gases.

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