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Global distribution of components -
Arcol Resistors is increasing the availability of their power and specialist resistor range worldwide through closer cooperation with RS Components, widely recognised as the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products.
Interface board for industrial LCD monitors -
Ginsbury has announced the introduction of the Digital View DD-1920-Dual-DVI interface controller. Designed and developed for industrial LCD monitor applications and high reliability display systems, the new DD-1920-Dual-DVI controller supports LVDS LCD panels up to 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Level radar range! -
Invensys has introduced its Foxboro Eckardt™ LevelWave Radar Series measurement solution for liquids, including corrosive, sticky or difficult media.
Hannover goes to Canada! -
For the first time in its company history, Deutsche Messe AG will organize an event in Canada. Hannover Fairs USA, Deutsche Messe's U.S. subsidiary, have established the Canadian Wind Energy Conference Partnership with with the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), in which Hannover Fairs USA holds a majority share.
Source measure units range expanded - Two new instruments have been added to the Yokogawa GS610 and GS820 family of source measure units.
Modular power supplies -
Gresham Power Electronics has announced the availability of its BL series of 200W pluggable, hot-swap, modular power supplies.
Operator Interface Solutions for the Industrial Internet -
The first product in GE Intelligent Platforms' new line of Operator Interface (OI) solutions designed specifically to take advantage of the Industrial Internet has been announced. QuickPanel+ integrates process control, view and an option to run an embedded data historian with the latest touchscreen technology to provide the high performance, connectivity and user experience expected in today's increasingly connected world.
Integrated industrial solutions for the smart factory! -
At Southern Electronics, Harting will feature its comprehensive range of integrated solutions for the smart factory of the future under the broad heading of "the fourth industrial revolution".
Flexible, lightweight, precise climate control from Rittal -
Rittal's thermostatic electric cooler offers flexible and lightweight cooling for a heating solution that offers precise climate control.
Highspeed cameras for high speed attempt! -
Stemmer has delivered a four camera system for testing on Bloodhound as the engineering team continues to develop the vehicle for its world land speed record attempt.
Global distribution of components - Arcol Resistors is increasing the availability of their power and specialist resistor range worldwide through closer cooperation with RS Components, widely recognised as the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products.
Interface board for industrial LCD monitors - Ginsbury has announced the introduction of the Digital View DD-1920-Dual-DVI interface controller. Designed and developed for industrial LCD monitor applications and high reliability display systems, the new DD-1920-Dual-DVI controller supports LVDS LCD panels up to 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Level radar range! - Invensys has introduced its Foxboro Eckardt™ LevelWave Radar Series measurement solution for liquids, including corrosive, sticky or difficult media.
Hannover goes to Canada! - For the first time in its company history, Deutsche Messe AG will organize an event in Canada. Hannover Fairs USA, Deutsche Messe's U.S. subsidiary, have established the Canadian Wind Energy Conference Partnership with with the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), in which Hannover Fairs USA holds a majority share.
Source measure units range expanded - Two new instruments have been added to the Yokogawa GS610 and GS820 family of source measure units.
Modular power supplies - Gresham Power Electronics has announced the availability of its BL series of 200W pluggable, hot-swap, modular power supplies.
Operator Interface Solutions for the Industrial Internet - The first product in GE Intelligent Platforms' new line of Operator Interface (OI) solutions designed specifically to take advantage of the Industrial Internet has been announced. QuickPanel+ integrates process control, view and an option to run an embedded data historian with the latest touchscreen technology to provide the high performance, connectivity and user experience expected in today's increasingly connected world.
Integrated industrial solutions for the smart factory! - At Southern Electronics, Harting will feature its comprehensive range of integrated solutions for the smart factory of the future under the broad heading of "the fourth industrial revolution".
Flexible, lightweight, precise climate control from Rittal - Rittal's thermostatic electric cooler offers flexible and lightweight cooling for a heating solution that offers precise climate control.
Highspeed cameras for high speed attempt! - Stemmer has delivered a four camera system for testing on Bloodhound as the engineering team continues to develop the vehicle for its world land speed record attempt.
Hygrometer exceeds the specifications! - Recent tests carried out on Michell's Optidew Chilled Mirror Hygrometer confirm that it meets the Code of Federal Regulations for Engine Testing: an essential requirement for any instrument used for emissions testing in the US and many other regions.
Keyance static eliminators! - Keyence's comprehensive range of static eliminators offers significant benefits. Featuring a differential method that eliminates the need for adjustments, they produce oppositely charged ions and create a high-precision ion balance.
Design elements content package! - New "PAS-X MBR Design Elements" Content Packages based on industry best practice / process-specific and fast MBR creation for pharmaceutical production
Inline systems for programming & test - New features in the RAPIDO™ multi-site inline production system family for high-speed in-system programming and board test based on the latest Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies have been made available by Goebel.
Siemens presentations - Siemens Industry Automation Division at SPS IPC Drives 2013.
Profibus presentations - This is a selection of releases presented by ProfiBus at the SPS/IPC/Drives show.
Air cushion plates for fast and reliable transport - Festo has launched its new ATBT air cushion plates, which are the first choice for fast and gentle transporting of flat panel displays and photovoltaic substrates, as well as cell packs for electro-mobility.
New member for security alliance - Japan's Control System Security Centre (CSSC, President Dr. Seiichi Shin) has joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) as an Associate member.
In-line vial measurement - To provide high-speed, high-accuracy inspection facilities for production of a new range of vials, Capitol Europe has opted for Keyence optical micrometers in the TM-3000 series.
USB to CAN - HMS brings a reworked version of the extremely successful USB-to-CAN interface to market under the IXXAT brand.
Dream partner in productivity! - Ocean Data Systems was recently presented the Invensys 2013 Productivity Partner Product of the Year Award.
Servo motor drives - At SPS/IPC/DRIVES, Metronix has announced a new range of servo motor drives that provide automation builders with an outstanding new combination of capability and economy.
Automation in India! - Automation 2014, the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in India is scheduled for Mumbai (IND) from the 15th to the 18th October 2014.
Scada software expanded for plant-specific analysis of individual KPIs - Siemens Industry Automation division has expanded the Simatic WinCC V7.2 Scada software with the optional WinCC/PerformanceMonitor package for calculating and analyzing plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs).
Tool-free installation connectors - Harting has expanded its Han-Eco® series of robust lightweight industrial connectors with a range of monoblock inserts offering higher contact densities and a snap-in function that provides tool-free installation.
Rental solution for old landfill gas analysers! - As rental partner for Geotech, a leading gas analyser manufacturer, Ashtead Technology has an effective, low-cost solution for customers dealing with gas analyser obsolescence
Simplicity reaches new Peak! - The Peak Group and Simplicity AI have formed a collaborative partnership to provide integrated test solutions based on National Instruments industry-standard platforms along with Peak's test hardware and fixturing technology and Simplicity AI's advanced test & measurement software.
LIMS case study - Autoscribe has published a new case study that shows how Thornton & Ross has improved its QC laboratory efficiency using the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
South Korea's largest refining & petrochemicals company optimises performance! - Invensys has rendered a multi-year, multi-million dollar corporate license to SK innovation.
Multifunctional stream switching system - A new multifunctional stream switching system for process analytical instrumentation that is capable of integrating stream selection and filtering functions into one compact, modular assembly is now available from the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin.
Code reading systems expanded with object recognition - With the Pat-Genius license software, Siemens expands the functionality of its Simatic MV440 code readers with object recognition
Embedded vision system - Adlink Technology has released its new EOS-4000, the industry's first compact Camera Link embedded vision system to feature a powerful 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 quad core processor, two independent PoCL (Power over Camera Link) ports, and rich I/O capability.
Fieldbus test kit released! - The Fieldbus Foundation has released the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.1. The H1 ITK is an advanced testing solution benefitting both developers and end users of FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 devices.
Economical remote connection of controls - Siemens is introducing three new communication modules for Simatic S7-1200 and two matching industrial routers with which remote terminal units (RTUs) can be economically implemented.
EMC Filters - Stadium Power has increased the range of products available for customers to purchase from stock online to include a wide range of EMC Filters.
Improving energy-efficient indoor wireless wireless comms capacity - National Instruments and the University of Edinburgh have partnered to develop a test bed to dramatically improve indoor wireless communications capacity.
Interactive on water website! - To further support customers involved in the water sector, VEGA have launched an application based, interactive website about their innovative solutions for the water industry.
More accurate weight measurements - The LDSG is the latest addition to Red Lion's popular Large Display portfolio for advanced control and communication of weight measurement in environments such as food processing, truck and crane scales, cement mixing and transport, and other weight monitoring scenarios.
Remote management of industrial equipment - The Netbiter EC350, from HMS Industrial Networks is a new communication gateway which makes it easier to monitor and control industrial equipment remotely.
Automation contractor appointed - Yokogawa has been selected as the Main Automation Contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP's (Chevron Phillips Chemical) USGC Petrochemicals Project.
Safe IR measurement! - The new Fluke® ClirVu CV Series IR Windows eliminate the need to open the panel door to take infrared camera readings and so protects workers' safety.
Railway bearing quality - Olmec has designed a turnkey laser height system for inspecting bearings used in the railway industry.
12V dc vibrating fork level switch - A 12V dc DPDT relay version of the Rosemount® 2120 vibrating fork level switch for automated level monitoring and overspill protection of tanks or vessels in remote locations has been launched by Emerson.
PAT tester - Robin, one of the most famous brands within the British electrical testing arena and now partnered with Amprobe, is offering a new, lightweight Portable Appliance (PAT) Tester.
Optimising metrological inspection processes - Renowned jewel-bearing specialist uses Keyence's IM Series image dimension measurement system to improve the repeatability and rate of its tests.
Triple output linear PSU provides up to 8 amps - Aim-TTi has extended its PL series of linear regulated laboratory power supplies to include a triple output model, the PL303QMT.
Wall mounted distribution enclosures! - Rittal's ISV wall mounted distribution enclosures based around Rittal's robust AE enclosure, offer the flexibility to assemble enclosures that will accept DIN rail mounted devices, such as miniature circuit breakers, relays, contactors and meters.
Flashing beacons for rugged conditions in hazardous areas - R. Stahl is introducing a new signalling solution that withstands extreme environmental conditions, e.g. a wide operating temperature range of +70°C down to -55°C. FX15 beacons feature an enclosure manufactured from corrosion-resistant glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) that is designed to provide IP66/IP67 protection.
Ginsbury expands PCAP touch panel line-up from Ocular! - Display specialist Ginsbury have announced the addition of a 18.5-inch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel from leading industrial touch panel supplier Ocular.
ISA leader advocates two-part approach to industrial cybersecurity - Protecting industry and critical infrastructure from cyberattack requires the implementation of comprehensive industrial automation and control systems cybersecurity standards as well as the use of IACS components that have been certified to conform to these standards, said Patrick Gouhin, Executive Director and CEO of the International Society of Automation (ISA), at a US government cybersecurity meeting recently.
USB control for bench power supply! - Aim-TTi have updated their EX355P bench power supply to include USB control. It offers a low-cost solution for a basic programmable PSU that is sufficient for many applications where the sophistication and complexity of GPIB is not needed.
Latest in wireless covered in latest edition of bestseller! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a fourth edition of its highly popular book on wireless networks for industrial automation, updated with an extensive analysis of today’s newest wireless technologies.
FDI spec. & developer tools now available! - The Fieldbus Foundation has announced first public release of FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification and a demo of the FDI developer toolkits, both of which will make it possible for automation suppliers to prepare for developing products and host systems compatible with FDI.
Powerful Micro PLC - The new FX3S PLC from Mitsubishi Electric completes the FX3 compact PLC range with the most powerful micro PLC yet. By taking the power and flexibility of the existing FX3G & FX3U premium compact PLCs and distilling it into a micro format Mitsubishi have created a new PLC category, the Premium Micro PLC
Multichannel transmitter - The Liquiline CM44 multichannel transmitter features an integrated web server that allows the operator to remotely view diagnostic data, perform configuration, or access device parameters via any web browser.
Mulitple awards at Chinese automation show! - Red Lion Controls' newest generation of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), the Graphite™ series of advanced operator interface panels, and its N-Tron NT24k managed Gigabit Ethernet switches received multiple awards during the 2013 Industrial Automation Show that recently took place in Shanghai (CN).
IR cameras deliver in-focus images - Fluke has introduced the Fluke® Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 infrared cameras with advanced connectivity and accuracy to maximise technicians' productivity in the field.
LIMS user requirements checklist - Recognising both the importance and complexity of specifying a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) prior to purchase, Autoscribe has published a comprehensive (29 page) User Requirements Check List to help with the assessment of each LIMS vendor and to fully understand how each vendor meets the specific user requirements.
Design award in Netherlands - PAC's Alcor JFTOT® IV recently won the Good Industrial Design Award (Good Industrieel Ontwerp - GIO) presented by Designlink. The GIO award is the longest running and most renowned award for Industrial Design in the Netherlands.
Power supplies with 5 year warranty! - Excelsys Technologies has introduced the all new ultra-competitively priced UltiMod range, the first in its class to carry a 5 year warranty.
DeltaV recognised for safety! - Emerson's DeltaV safety instrumented system (SIS) has been granted the 2013 Safety Award by exida, the global leader in functional safety and cybersecurity certification for the process industries.
Advanced research in microelectronics - Keyence's VHX-1000 digital microscope allows French researchers to observe surfaces at 1000x magnification, capture images as large as 100 megapixels, and share these images all with very little effort.
Treatment plant protected by effluent monitor at major drinks factory! - The installation of a Hach Lange BioTector continuous TOC (Total Organic Carbon) monitor to police the front end of Cobevco’s wastewater treatment plant has enabled tight control of the treatment process.
University strengthens research lab with discrete analyser! - Lake Superior State University (USA) recently purchased a SEAL AQ1 discrete analyser for its Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL).
Sales of wireless load cells up 100% - A year since introducing intermediate capacities of its popular Radio Telemetry Wireless Link Load Cells (RILL), load cell manufacturer LCM Systems has seen sales of this particular product double.
A breakthrough in stand-alone data acquisition - Fluke Corporation has introduced the Fluke® 2638A Hydra Series III, the latest addition to the Hydra line of Data Acquisition Systems / Digital Multimeters.
Interface workd with any system - Opto 22 has announced groov version 2.0, a web-based mobile operator interface system that simplifies building and using effective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices—all with no programming.
New 2-Wire and 4-Wire Transmitters - Acromag expands their line of versatile USB-configured signal conditioning transmitters to include RTD/resistance and potentiometer/thermistor input signals.
Rocker switches - Omron Electronic Components Europe has introduced the industry’s smallest remote-reset rocker switch supporting zero-standby power design.
Formal recognition as an ISCI CRT tool - The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) has announced that the Codenomicon ISASecure Testing Solution, consisting of the Codenomicon Defensics and the Codenomicon Load Testing platforms, is now recognized as an approved CRT testing tool for ISASecure™ control systems certification programs.
Temperature & humidity is chicken feed - Michell Instruments is helping to increase the number of healthy chicks hatched in farms across Europe with its I7000 Hygrosmart temperature and relative humidity sensors.
Complete control of critical operations! - The next generation Terminal Manager server software built on the Experion® platform, offering full integration of fire and gas, closed circuit television (CCTV), access control, Digital Video Manager and Enterprise Building Integrator systems.
Remote monitoring & engineering by customers - As part of its VPS (VigilantPlant Services: a suite that helps customers achieve the ideal plant) initiative, Yokogawa Electric Corporation will release an upgraded VPSRemote service solution later this month.
"Hitting Your Performance Targets!" - Invensys Eurotherm, a global supplier of measurement and instrumentation for process and machine control applications, is launching four new products at the Aero Engineering Show.
Fine arts in Boston - The conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA) and the application engineering team at Headwall Photonics collaborated on a hyperspectral project to analyse some of the world's most treasured paintings, artifacts, and documents.
Robotics competition - National Instruments and World Robot Olympiad (WRO) have announced a collegiate-level competition to inspire innovation among students around the world. It is scheduled to debut at the World Robot Olymiad in Djakarta.
Miniature rapid-connection SMD PCB - Harting has introduced a 2.54 mm pitch version of its har-flexicon® miniature rapid-connection system for printed-circuit boards incorporating surface-mount devices.
Cybersecurity pioneer honoured by peers! - Belden have announced that Eric Byres, chief technology officer with Tofino Security received the 2013 International Society of Automation (ISA) Excellence in Leadership Award.
Open systems standards take advantage of the industrial internet - GE Intelligent Platforms has announced progress against plans for consolidation of the company's control platforms to enable the Industrial Internet.
Channel Partner Conference sees 2nd consecutive year of strong attendance - Honeywell celebrated the success of its key distributors at the annual Channel Partner Conference for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Nuclear pressure transmitters - Emerson Process Management is offering improved pressure measurement solutions to help nuclear operators manage their plant safely and reliably.
Patent granted - The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 8,521,676 for the Real World Model, the cornerstone of aeShield, the safety lifecycle management system of aeSolutions.
SPRM Solution - ARC's Supplier Performance and Relationship Management (SPRM) Solution focuses on supplier service performance associated with complex technology solutions such as advanced controls systems, production management systems, and enterprise asset management systems.
Industrial modems, routers and Ethernet switches! - Eaton announced several products at Automation Week in Nashville this November (2013), Industrial modems, routers and Ethernet switches!
New test and measurement instruments - Yokogawa has added two new instruments to its ScopeCorder family of portable multi-channel data-acquisition recorders.
Thermal power plant in India - Yokogawa has won an order from NTPC Limited1 in India to supply control systems for the Kudgi supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant.
Measurement and automation products on show - Adlink is showcasing their exciting measurement and automation products, meeting application and customer needs with USB DAQ dynamic signal acquisition modules, high-speed and high-resolution digitizers, and PXI Express controllers and platforms at this years productronica.
Premier Strategic Partner for calibration! - Beamex is to be the International Society of Automation's (ISA) Strategic Partner for Calibration. The announcement was made as the ISA prepared for its annual Automation Week in Nashville, TN USA.
Industrial routers range expanded! - Red Lion Controls has announced the addition of the compact all-in-one RAM® 6021 to its Sixnet series RAM 6000 industrial routers.
CERN collider exhibition in England! - The Collider exhibition at the Science Museum, London, which transports visitors into the heart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), considered one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time is being supported by National Instruments.
In-line vial measurement! - To provide high-speed, high-accuracy inspection facilities for production of a new range of vials, Capitol Europe has opted for Keyence optical micrometers in the TM-3000 series.
Communications platform strengthens support of industry standards & improve interoperability! - Kepware Technologies has released KEPServerEX® version 5.13.
The Signpost has been honoured to receive a number of awards.