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NEWS New customer centre opened! - Endress+Hauser has inaugurated recently a new 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art Customer Centre in Greenwood (IN USA). This 16 million dollar investment in infrastructure helps to optimise customer support and further underscores Endress+Hauser's commitment to the US market and its loyal customers in the Americas.

NEWS Analyser manufacturer investing in new premises! - In response to British customer demand SEAL Analytical has recently recruited new technical and sales support staff, and invested in new larger premises in Southampton (GB).

PRODUCT New industrial Ethernet switches - Siemens is extending its portfolio of Industrial Ethernet switches to include new models of the Scalance XR-500 and Scalance X-200 managed product series.

PRODUCT Suite of integrated software components launched! - Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced PAC Project 9.4, an upgrade to its PAC Project suite of software applications and utilities that provide control programming, HMI development, OPC connectivity, and database integration.

EVENTS Data connectivity and security key EMEA Conference - During Matrikon OPC Day Conference EMEA, MatrikonOPC will present the latest data connectivity and management solutions based on the OPC UA and OPC classic standards, todayŐs best practices for open connectivity, and provide some insight into tomorrowŐs developments in OPC.

WEbinar How to calibrate pressure instruments! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, has scheduled a free web seminar on 2 October 2014 that will discuss the fundamentals of pressure instrumentation as well as some of the appropriate methods for calibration.

PRODUCT Rugged Android tablet for true industrial mobility! - ADLINK Technology has released a new IMT-1 Android 4.2 tablet, integrating the TI OMAP5432 1.5GHz dual-core ARM A15 processor for high performance computing power.

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Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has appointed Martin Spooner to the new position of Engineering Director.

NEWS Dell to provide dedicated Yokogawa PC Models! - Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed a contract with Dell Inc. for the global provision of PC models that are selected and customised for Yokogawa use.

PRODUCT Remote management offering from HMS - HMS Industrial Networks has expanded the Netbiter Remote Management offering to include three different services catering for different user needs.

StandardsRobust oxygen analyser approved for hazardous area use in Brazil - Michell Instruments' XTP601 Oxygen Analyser has been approved for use in explosive atmospheres by INMETRO, the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Standardisation and Industrial Quality.

PRODUCT Flash point instrument improves safety and ease of operation while meeting global standard - PAC has released its next generation flash point instrument, the Herzog OptiFlash Pensky-Martens. PAC has over 50 years of experience in developing automatic flash point analysers for petroleum products, biodiesels, solvents, fluxed bitumen, food, and beverages.

NEWS #PAutoAutomation survey results announced.Ireland - Professionals express positive outlook for automation in Ireland now and in the future according to The Automation Market Survey, organised by SimoTechnology and just released.

APPLICATION Control system for new ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel plant in Mexico! - Yokogawa de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. has received an order from Cobra Instalaciones Mexico S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of the Spanish EPC firm ACS, to supply an integrated control and safety instrumented system solution for an ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel plant that is being built for PEMEX Refinaci—n, a subsidiary of Mexico's national oil company, PEMEX.

PRODUCT Process control system has 70 technical innovations! - In its upgrade to Version 8.1, the Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped its Simatic PCS 7 process control system with 70 technical innovations. These will improve user-friendliness, performance and efficiency of the process control system throughout the entire lifecycle of process engineering plants, from planning to maintenance.

EVENTS Process solutions learning event for Indiana! - Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation¨ combine strengths to deliver a unique learning opportunity for their customers through a joint Process Solutions Summit event at Endress+HauserŐs new Customer Centre located at its US headquarters in Greenwood (IND).

NEWS Continued expansion causes moves to new facility! - Edinburgh Sensors plans to expand with a move to new facilities.

Research & Education Demand for valves to soar as political and economic conditions stabilise in emerging economies!Derailing the hype train!BLOG - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Industrial Valves and Actuators Market, finds that the market earned revenues of [euro]14.86 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach [euro]19.76 billion in 2018. The study covers the oil and gas, power generation, chemical processing, mining and metallurgy, and water and wastewater end-user industries.

PRODUCT Plastic connector hood offers flexible housing solution! - Harting has extended its Han-Compact® series of industrial connector hoods with a plastic version featuring combined straight and lateral cable outlets.

PRODUCT Complete redesign improves efficiency of the inspection process! - LMI Technologies (LMI) has just released their Gocator 4.0 Firmware. The firmware supports the Gocator 3D Smart Sensor product line including displacement, profile, and snapshot sensors.

EVENTS High efficiency user configurable power supplies at Electronica! - Dermot Flynn, Sales Director, comments, "Electronica is the perfect place for Excelsys to showcase our most recently launched products and the latest developments to our market leading, user configurable, power supply range."


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