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17/4/2015

    PRODUCT Plant utility system optimisation. - Industry 4.0 specialist IntelliSense.io showcase the latest upgrades to their Intelligent Factory solution at Hannover Messe. IntelliSense.io specialises in delivering 'Optimisation as a Service' with rapid ROI and no upfront capital investment for process industries.
    PeopleStadium Appointments
    Stadium IGT has recently appointed Richard Brockbank, Design Engineer; Jo Marsh, Design Engineer and Marco Van Der Linden, Business Development Manager.

    EVENTS Driving forward the Digital Enterprise - To meet the upcoming challenges posed by the Industrie 4.0 vision, Siemens is placing its trust in the Digital Enterprise. "For us, the Digital Enterprise has long since ceased to be just a vision", explained Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG Klaus Helmrich, speaking at the Hannover Messe press conference a few days ago.

    PRODUCT Submersible load cells! - The DDEN series of submersible load cells are unique in their compactness over their wide capacity range of 250N up to 50kN. Even at the top end of the capacity rating, the unit dimensions do not change with a diameter of just 44mm and a length of 65mm.

    img src="http://read-out.net/eqp.gif" alt="PRODUCT" align=left width=90 height=15> Device for hydrostatic level measurement - LABOM, German-based manufacturers of measuring devices, will present their new level measurement device PASCAL Ci4 at ACHEMA 2015 in Frankfurt (D) next June.

16/4/2015
    PRODUCT Bluetooth Smart sensor beacon! - EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, has publicly launched EMBC02, introducing to the world the power of sensor beacons.

    PRODUCT 4-CH 12-bit 80 MS/s PCI Express Digitizer. - Adlink Technology has released its new high-speed PCI Express digitizer, the PCIe-9814, featuring four simultaneously sampled 80 MS/s input channels with 12-bit resolution, 40 MHz bandwidth, and up to 1 GB DDR3 onboard memory.

    PRODUCT Customer-programmable current-sensor IC in standard inline package. - The new A1369 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a customer-programmable, high-accuracy linear Hall-effect-based current sensor IC packaged in a slimline 3-pin single-inline package which allows for easy integration with a magnetic core to create a highly accurate current sensing module.

    PRODUCT Co and CO2 ppm measurements! - Brand new ppm measurements for carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) now enable medical gas producers to get the performance and operational benefits of the SERVOPRO MultiExact 5400 multigas analyser.

    EVENTS Smart industrial automation solutions enhance productivity - Visitors to Hannover Fair experience live demos of Delta's new SCARA DRS40L Series solution, a robot arm system that is capable of improving daily productivity by up to 3 times in certain industrial processes and can be integrated with our in-house machine vision system for smart identification, inspection tasks and more.

15/4/2015
    PRODUCT Solar-Powered Wireless Mesh - Linear Technology demonstrates its SmartMesh IP™ embedded wireless mesh networks, powered by Sol Chip's Solar Battery, at Hannover 2015. The use of solar energy to power industrial Internet of Things applications provides users with a maintenance-free wireless solution, as no batteries are required for operation.

    PRODUCT User-friendly safety relays - The Sirius 3SK2 safety relay from Siemens offers multiple safety functions in the smallest of spaces. Thanks to the user-friendly drag & drop parameterization interface, it is simple to create safety functions that can be optionally expanded to include test and diagnostics functions.

    PRODUCT Selecting the right tools - Driven by "Different Thinking is Better Thinking," Kennametal continues to optimise the productivity-building potential of NOVO™ by launching a new service offering combining its premium vending solution, ToolBOSS™ and its cloud-enabled digital tooling and process knowledge vehicle NOVO™.

    EVENTS Profi-International at #HM15 - PI is exhibiting at Hanover Fair again this year. The 215 square meter (2300 square feet) booth is in Hall 9 at D68. There are 24 kiosks and hundreds of products from many manufacturers. It is situated directly on the "Automation & IT Tour", which leads by way of a red carpet through the halls of the trade fair.

    APPLICATION Cimate control and storage systems for agriculture industry - A major European manufacturer of storage and climate control systems for the agricultural industry has chosen to install Michell's PCMini52 humidity and temperature probes to monitor temperature and humidity conditions in the systems they supply.

    PRODUCT Plug & socket connectors targeted at demanding applications. - Connector specialist group EDAC has extended its popular E-Seal range of ingress protected (IP) connectors with the introduction of new water, mist and dust-proof wire-to-board and in-line plug & socket connectors.

14/4/2015
    PRODUCT Liquid cooling in converters reduces energy consumption - The liquid-cooled Sinamics S120 Cabinet Modules frequency converter from Siemens is a converter for use in harsh ambient conditions. Efficient heat dissipation means there is no need for air conditioning, which markedly reduces energy consumption
13/4/2015 10/4/2015
    PRODUCT Integrated Industry as central topic! - Integrated Industry is the Harting Technology Group's key topic at the Hannover Fair (13-17th April 2015). Their display includes a live demonstration of a production line demonstrating solutions for Integrated Industry.

    PRODUCT HMI platform expands communication options. - Red Lion Controls has expanded its Graphite™ Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two new communication modules, offering support for some of today's most popular industrial protocols.

    PRODUCT Pioneering innovations in sensor development. - Honeywell company, City Technology, are exhibiting at Sensor + Test 2015 on 19-21 May in Nurnberg, Germany, and presenting a speaker session on new technologies driving the next generation of intelligent and connectable gas sensors.

    NEWS Gas detection representation in Bangla Desh! - Ion Science is targeting further growth in South Asia with the appointment of two Bangladeshi-based distributors.

    APPLICATION Bloodhound camera testing program accelerates! - With new camera locations added to the Bloodhound vehicle, video transmission successfully tested at speeds up to 650 mph and the camera selection for rocket monitoring finalised, Stemmer Imaging's contribution to the Bloodhound-SSC project is right on track.

    PRODUCT Monitor, evaluate and document the XY characteristics of joining and press-fit processes! - The new Type 5847 maXYmos NC represents a significant improvement to the capabilities of the Kistler NC servo press modules. The maXYmos NC will monitor, evaluate and document the XY characteristics of joining and press-fit processes using the force and displacement data from the servo press module.

    NEWS Research into stem cells! - Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation announces that it will join the Smart Cell Processing project, a joint undertaking of industrial, administrative, and academic organisations in Japan and Britain that is being led by Tokyo Electron Limited, and will work with Tokyo Electron to develop a total quality management system for the automated production of stem cells that will be used in regenerative medicine.

9/4/2015
    PRODUCT Event based notifications and other options on interface system. - Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced groov 3.0, a significant update that adds event-based email notifications to groov, a mobile operator interface system that connects machines, equipment, and control systems with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

    PRODUCT From the Very First Click. - The new FieldConnex fieldbus diagnostic handheld device (FDH-1) from Pepperl+Fuchs makes commissioning and troubleshooting a fieldbus installation easier than ever. The mobile device can check any fieldbus segment quickly and easily with the simple press of a button.

    NEWS Automation society reaches out to unemployed members. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) thas announced the reinstatement of an ISA member benefit that enables ISA members who are unemployed at their membership renewal date to extend their full membership status by nine months.

    APPLICATION Wireless safety foot switches. - To avoid failures during routine work due to hot metal splashes that damage the power or signal cables, a wireless safety foot switch using Steute "sWave 2.4 GHZ-safe" technology has been chosen. It greatly increases reliability while being easy to install and flexible.

    PRODUCT Modules added to HMI platform. - An HSPA+ (GMHSPA) cellular module has been announced by Red Lion Controls for its Graphite™ Human Machine Interface (HMI) platform.

    PRODUCT New Nanobox and Nanopanel PCs concentrate high performance in the smallest space - With the Nanobox PC Simatic IPC227E and Nanopanel PC Simatic IPC277E, Siemens is presenting a new generation of especially compact, rugged devices for industrial use at Hannover Messe. The Simatic IPC227E Box PC is available with or without a PCIe slot.

8/4/2015
    NEWS Customer satisfaction survey 2015! - A critical element of the mission of the Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) is to provide meaningful and useful benchmarks and business tools to its member companies. MCAA launched this program for measuring Customer Satisfaction in 2003 with a survey instrument developed by the Board of Directors and members working with experts in this area.
    PeopleMichael Marlowe
    The SME Education Foundation recently announced that Michael Marlowe, Managing Director and Director of Government Relations at the Automation Federation, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

    APPLICATION Transparency in mold handling. Balluff - supports condition-based maintenance and provides more transparency in mold handling.

    NEWS Company opens 15th office! - Maverick Technologies has opened a new office in Pittsburgh (PA USA), in March 2015. This new location is the company's 15th office, in addition to five other satellite locations. Maverick is headquartered in Columbia (IL USA)

    PRODUCT Ultra-compact PSU. - Stadium Power has announced the availability of the CBM100S baseplate cooled ultra-compact 100W output power supply series.

7/4/2015
    APPLICATION BLOGA new (3-D) perspective in presence detection. - Irish/German co-operation in new technologies creating a paradigm shift in the planning of safety for current and future manufacturing systems.

    APPLICATION Schoolchildren monitor local air quality! - A group of schoolchildren from Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol (GB) have been utilising Ashtead Technology's air quality monitors to measure air pollution during their daily commute to school.

    PRODUCT Mass flow meter with Foundation! - The Thermatel® TA2 thermal mass flow meter with Foundation fieldbus™ digital output communications has been released by Magnetrol®.

    NEWS News for IrelandCondition monitoring and vibration analysis! - GE Bently Nevada and GE Commtest asset condition monitoring and vibration analysing products have been added to the World leading test instrumentation ranges available from Classic Technology.

    PRODUCT Meeting new immunity testing requirements. - Teseq now offers a testing system that meets the new requirements for immunity testing to low frequency disturbances in the frequency range of 15 Hz to 150 kHz.

2/4/2015
    NEWS Best Practices in Global T & M - Microlease has been named Company of the Year for Best Practices in Global Test and Measurement Rental and Leasing Services by Frost & Sullivan for the second year in a row.

    EVENTS Panel meters, explosion proof meters at Canadian show! - Precision Digital Corporation will demonstrate its newest flow, level, temperature, and pressure meters at the ISA Calgary Show 2015 (April 22-23, 2015 Alberta, Canada).

    PRODUCT Wireless corrosion monitoring transmitter! - Rohrback Cosasco Systems (RCS) has introduced the new ISA100 Microcor Wireless Transmitter (MWT-3905). The MWT will be the first corrosion monitoring instrument to integrate with a Yokogawa or any other ISA100 wireless system.

    PRODUCT Affordable custom mono LCD production service. - Custom solutions rather than off-the-shelf displays will always provide the most satisfactory HMI. Varitronix provides an affordable and fast custom mono LCD production service - the success of this custom service now accounts for a high percentage of the Varitronix production capability.

    EVENTS Production monitoring seminar/workshop! - Kistler Instruments will be holding a free production monitoring seminar/workshop in Bromsgrove (GB) on the 16th June 2015.

    PRODUCT Handling solutions in 20 minutes! - Festo's Handling Guide Online (HGO) significantly reduces design, assembly and delivery times compared with previous methods, from around two months to just three weeks for a standard handling system.

    PRODUCT Versatile Motion Control System in an industrial PC - Siemens is presenting the Simotion P320-4, a compact, PC-based Motion Control System for tough operating conditions at the Hannover Fair.

    PRODUCT Measurement Systems simplified with CompactDAQ Controllers! - National Instruments (NI) has announced the new CompactDAQ 8-slot controller, which expands the CompactDAQ controller offering to meet high-channel count applications in rugged environments.

    PRODUCT Configuring, maintaining and managing field devices. - FieldMate™ R3.01.10 is the latest version of Yokogawa's multi-lingual stand-alone device management tool for configuring, maintaining and managing field devices in industrial plants.

    PRODUCT Certified for ProfiNet connectivity! - The Anybus CompactCom 40-series provides industrial devices with multi-network connectivity with a specific focus on industrial Ethernet.

    PRODUCT Transmitter for very low air velocity - The new EE660 air velocity transmitter from E+E Elektronik measures air velocity down to 0.15 m/s and is particularly suitable for laminar flow control and other clean room applications.

    EVENTS Water quality highlighted on both sides of the Irish Sea! - OTT Hydrometry's latest water quality and level monitoring technologies will be demonstrated at two major events this Spring.

1/4/2015
    PRODUCT Software for protyping control & MES - Hal Software are launching their Spike Prototype software at Hannover Messe. Spike Prototype allows users to prototype control and MES systems to any level of fidelity, from simple valve sequencing all the way to complete batches. Standards based (ISA-S88 and ISA-S95), easy to use and target system independent, it is designed for use across an organisation.
    People UKIVA Board
    At a recent UKIVA Members' meeting, Ian Alderton from Alrad Imaging was elected Chairman, with Mark Williamson from Stemmer Imaging standing down after 13 years in the role and Paul Wilson from Scorpion Vision becoming Vice Chairman.

    PRODUCT Bright LED lights for small installation spaces! - The series 6039 compact tubular light fittings from Stahl provides extremely robust and bright LED luminaires for use as machinery and equipment lights in hazardous areas (Ex zones 1, 2, 21 and 22).

    PRODUCT RFID transponder - Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device.

    PRODUCT Ultrasonic flow meter. - The Sonic-Pro® Hybrid Ultrasonic flowmeters from Blue-White, measure flow rate using either Doppler or Transit Time methods. Non-invasive clamp-on transducers work with both clean and dirty fluids, with a high capacity flow velocity range of up to 30 feet per second (9 meters per second).

    EVENTS Learn about the real-time analytics revolution! - A Wonderware seminar aims to explore the increasing role real-time analytics is playing in today's manufacturing industry. It is scheduled for Thursday April 23rd 2015, from 9:30 to 16:00, at Williams Conference Centre (GB), home of the nine-time Constructors Championship-winning F1 team.

    PRODUCT Conductivity measurement with remote sensor for increased flexibility! - Baumer has added a new model to its range of CombiLyz conductivity meters. In addition to the compact AFI4, the AFI5 version with remote sensor is now also available.

    APPLICATION Automation in agricultural production! - Headwall Photonics has partnered with Ocean Spray, the leading processor and provider of cranberry products, to test innovative technologies targeted at providing Ocean Spray with the technology necessary to improve product quality and agricultural yield

    Research & Education ISA-95 Training Course in Cork - The ANSI/ISA95 standard addresses that coordination problem by providing a sound, robust definition of business activities and the information that must flow between those two realms.

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31/3/2015
    EVENTS Smart solutions for automation and energy management! - Delta Electronics will exhibit a full spectrum of smart solutions for automation and energy management applications during the Hannover Fair.

    NEWS Validate rugged computers by joining partnership! - JLT Mobile Computers has announced it has joined the Navis Ready partner program and will initiate validation of its rugged vehicle-mount computers against the Navis N4 terminal operating system.

    PRODUCT Always the right connection! - For more than 15 years, Pepperl+Fuchs has been offering exactly the right connection technology for your automation solution. Whether in the field of mechanical engineering, welding, material handling, mobile applications, or in the process industry - they supply connection technology tailored perfectly to industrial and other applications.

    PRODUCT Single channel measuring amplifier for pressure sensors! - Kistler's new single channel measuring amplifier for piezoresistive pressure sensors is suitable for a wide range of applications using high-accuracy measurements with digitally compensated sensors.

    PRODUCT Multi-application turbidity sensor! - The Endress+Hauser turbidity sensor provides fast, laboratory-quality measurements in real-time for the entire water purification process and many other process applications. Its hygienic design also makes it suitable for applications in food and beverage.

    APPLICATION EMF for building management energy application! - Read how Krohne helped a London based hospital that required their energy and water consumption to be monitored and evaluated against KPI's as part of their management process.

    APPLICATION Customised UPS systems for offshore rig hazardous areas - R. Stahl plans and implements individual, application-specific uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for oil and gas rigs and similar applications with hazardous areas where 100% availability is imperative.

30/3/2015 27/3/2015
    APPLICATION Control systems for floating LNG facility! - Yokogawa in Malaysia, has received an order from a consortium comprising JGC Corporation (J) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SK) that will supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for PETRONAS's second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG2.

    PRODUCT Monitoring and control of multiple applications on single display! - Red Lion Controls has announced the integration of FlexBus™ technology to its PAX®2C proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller portfolio.

    APPLICATION Handheld photoionisation instruments for investigation & remediation of hydrocarbon contamination! - An increase in demand for its oil spill consultancy and remediation services has prompted SpillAssist Limited to recently order a second handheld Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detector instrument from Ion Science British distributor, Shawcity.

    NEWS Move to larger facility! - Interpro have relocated to a larger facility to accommodate increased sales in Europe and additional power test product ranges.

    Standards Are drive users breaking the law? - New legislation covering the export of high frequency (HF) drives could result in hefty penalties, including potential prison sentences. Emerson Industrial Automation is keen to advise OEMs and machine builders which incorporate HF drives in their designs that it is they, not the drives manufacturer, who are responsible for checking and evaluating whether or not their machines comply with, or contravene, the relevant legislation.

    PRODUCT Temperature calibration source! - Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd has extended their range of temperature calibration sources with the introduction of the CS174-IN & CS175-IN.

26/3/2015
    PRODUCT Manufacturing operations solutions software for show! - Aegis Software will demonstrate their FactoryLogix manufacturing operations solution at booth 7A-219 during the SMT show in Nürnberg (D, 5th-7th. May 2015).
    People Steve Brown
    Electroustic has added Steve Brown s new technical manager to its growing team of experienced specialists.

    PRODUCT Innovative features for monitoring and controlling distributed assets and IP networks. - PcVue 11.1 is the latest release of PcVue SCADA solution created by ARC Informatique. It now features the monitoring of geographically distributed assets and IP network devices.

    PRODUCT Wireless gas detection! - After introducing the wireless BM 25 work site system, Oldham is expanding its product range and today introduces the new MX 40 gas detection controller.

    PRODUCT IS personal noise dosimeter! - Svantek has launched the new ATEX and IECEx Intrinsically Safe (IS) SV104 personal noise dosimeter for use in potentially explosive work environments.

    PRODUCT Put a handle on it! - The selection of a suitable handle is often left to the very end of the product design cycle, but Multitron aims to change that by offering a very wide range of MENTOR handles which will enhance and transform a run-of-the-mill-looking end product into something stylish and even funky, but never forgetting everyday practicality and functionality.

25/3/2015
    Publications Control system integrator industry's digital marketing performance. - Authentia has published an important and comprehensive study of the control system integrator industry's digital marketing performance. Many industrial/manufacturing industries lag behind in their adoption of modern digital marketing practices, largely due to target demographics that have been slow to embrace social media and mobile computing.
    People Dave Wellman
    Dave Wellman to be responsible for sales of Gresham's wide range of commercial power supply products & will run their European distribution network..

    EVENTS Students! Consider the process control industry as a future career. - MCAA's annual Industry Forum is scheduled for April 19-21, 2015 in Scottsdale (AZ USA). Over 200 attendees are expected experience an educational event featuring expert speakers, breakout sessions, roundtables, and peer networking opportunities.

    PRODUCT 8-channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator. - Teseq's ARB 5500 fits inside the transient generator and features memory for over 64,000 standard waveform segments as well as 1 GB of Clone memory for user-defined shapes. This is enough memory for several thousand hours of simulations.

    NEWS Acquisition consoladates leadership towards 5G commercialisation. - National Instruments (NI) has announced its acquisition of BEEcube, a technology innovator and leading supplier of high-performance FPGA prototyping and deployment products for advanced wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defence applications.

    NEWS Survey response shows customer satisfaction improvement - A new customer survey published early in 2015 by Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe, has shown an across-the-board increase in customer satisfaction levels compared to a similar survey carried out in 2013.

    NEWS Half a million industrial cameras! - Almost exactly ten years after releasing its first industrial camera, IDS Imaging Development Systems has shipped its 500,000th camera. The milestone camera was from the completely re-designed second generation series of the USB 3 uEye CP cameras, featuring the latest 2.3 MP Sony IMX174 CMOS sensor.

    White Paper Report on virtualisation in IACS. - The Automation Federation has released a public report - commissioned on behalf of the Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) - that examines the use of virtualisation technology in industrial automation and control system (IACS) environments.

24/3/2015
    PRODUCT Switching system test tools! - Pickering Interfaces is lowering the cost of ownership of switching systems with the introduction of their latest diagnostic test tools-eBIRST Switching System Test Tools.

    APPLICATION Variable speed drives improves the quality of glass ovens. - A leading manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has turned to the Unidrive M family of variable speed drives from Emerson Industrial Automation to greatly improve the quality of its products.

    PRODUCT High Mating Cycle (HMC) connectors! - Harting has added a new hinged frame to the Han-Modular® range of industrial connectors. The new frame allows Han-Modular® components to be integrated with the company's family of High Mating Cycle (HMC) connectors, which are designed to handle more than 10,000 mating cycles.

23/3/2015 20/3/2015
    EVENTS Exciting Keynotes at June event in California! - To celebrate 30 years of success as one of the largest tradeshows in the industry, Sensors Expo & Conference is featuring two dynamic and thought provoking keynote speakers at this year's event. Dr. Mike North, the host of Discovery Channel's "Prototype This," "Outrageous Acts of Science" and "In The Making," and Gadi Amit, the Technology Designer behind projects such as Google Project Ara, Fitbit Fitness Trackers and the Lytro camera.

    Research & Education Thermography seminars! - Fluke is offering a series of free Thermography Seminars as part of its programme of seminars for 2015 throughout Britain and Ireland.

    NEWS Sound design, analysis, quality and synthesis! - AcSoft has been appointed exclusive distributers in Britain for LEA software from Genesis S.A. at the Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Show at Silverstone (GB).

    EVENTS Cybersecurity expert to deliver keynote at intelligent building event. - The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) has named Steve Mustard - a globally acclaimed cybersecurity expert of the Automation Federation and its founding sponsor, the ISA - as a keynote speaker at the CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 14-16 April 2015 in Austin, (TX USA).

    PRODUCT M-Bus to Modbus - New gateway from HMS Industrial Networks enables M-Bus data from measuring devices to be monitored from Modbus-TCP networks.

19/3/2015
    EVENTS PXI automatic test systems on display! - At the 2015 PXI Show, the Peak Group is adding a number of new products to its portfolio of automatic test systems based on its partnerships with National Instruments (NI), GOEPEL electronic and Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).
18/3/2014
    NEWS Acquisition for clearer vision in Denmark! - Stemmer Imaging in Denmark has purchased Image House A/S - the leading supplier of vision solutions and vision components in Denmark. The acquisition becomes effective from the 1st of April 2015.
    People
    Maverick Technologies appoints Bud Blankenship as industry manager.

    APPLICATION Ultrafast 2D metrology system gives the French subcontractor a leading edge. - Located in the town of Marignier, in south-eastern France, DBC specialises in precision machining and screw machining. A few months ago it was one of the first companies to acquire Keyence's IM-6500 image dimension measurement system.

    NEWS Belgian manufacture joins partnership network! - eWON has recently been named an EncompassTM Americas Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program; the company was previously a member of the Encompass European Partner Network.

    EVENTS Lab scientist wins! - Visitors to the SEAL Analytical stand at WWEM 2014 were entered into a competition to win an iPad mini, and SEAL has announced that the lucky winner is Chris Bevan, an assistant scientist at Anglian Water's wastewater laboratory near Huntingdon.

    PRODUCT 4-20mA output for VA flowmeters! - With the new option "WIM", a 4...20mA electrical output signal is now available for the Krohne variable area flowmeter VA40. While the flow rate with these glass devices could previously be read only locally, the 4...20mA output option allows for transmission of the measured value for control or evaluation purposes.

    NEWS Consortium membership leads to versatile programming options! - Moore Industries is now a member of PACTware, a consortium dedicated to developing and maintaining manufacturer and fieldbus-independent software for operating field instruments.

    PRODUCT 8 port unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch. - Red Lion Controls has announced the addition of the N-Tron® series 1008TX unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch to its industrial networking solutions portfolio.

    PRODUCT Hazardous area media converters for fibre optic Ethernet - R. Stahl's 9721 series of media converters for optical cables enable hot plugging of Ethernet connections in zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas, i.e. the safe plugging and unplugging of communication links during operation.

16/3/2015
    EVENTS Extended online support platform increases efficiency for industry. - At the Hanover Trade Fair 2015, (13 to 17 April 2015 in Hannover (D), Siemens presents its extended Industry Online Support, which, with around 1.8 million visits every month, is one of the most frequently used Internet services offered by Siemens.

    PRODUCT Reference shaker! - The new portable reference shaker from Kistler has selectable frequency and amplitude vibration combined with battery operation to allow the sensitivity of accelerometers to be verified and calibrated with equal precision in the field and the laboratory.

    PRODUCT Ending connection nightmare! - All installation professionals know what a nightmare unidentified cables & components can be. Professional identification labels take away this frustration and increase job efficiency. With a Brady Portable Printer any label may be printed on-site in mere seconds, even die-cut and custom labels.

13/3/2015
    PRODUCT Certified for ProfiNet! - The new Anybus CompactCom 40-series from HMS Industrial Networks has passed certification for PROFINET Version 2.31, certified for use with the highest conformance class (C) as well as the highest netload class (III).

    PRODUCT Hydraulic network balancing! - Hymod is the market's first local hydraulic network balancing module that is designed to ensure variable flows in secondary circuits and thus optimise the energy efficiency of heating or cooling systems.

    NEWS Gas monitoring representation in Canada! - Demesa will represent Edinburgh Sensors standard OEM Gascard NG and fixed wall Guardian NG products in Canada.

    EVENTS EMEA Automation event for UAE. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and DMS Global, a global marketing specialist for the energy sector, have finalised an agreement to organise the ISA Automation Conference and Exhibition, EMEA 26-27 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    PRODUCT Miniature outdoor logging of environmental sound system - The MOLES (Miniature Outdoor Logging of Environmental Sound) system has been launched by Svantek. Low cost yet powerful, this new outdoor noise monitoring solution can operate for up to an impressive four weeks on a single charge.

12/3/2015
    PRODUCT High brightness displays! - Ginsbury has announced the introduction of two new high-brightness Kyocera TFT LCD displays.

    NEWS Cloud platform for industrial customers! - Siemens is building an open cloud platform for analysing large datasets in industry. This will provide a platform for data-based services such as Siemens offers for predictive maintenance, asset and energy data management.

11/3/2015
    PRODUCT New Generation of LED Modules! - Omicron has developed new high-performance LED modules. The updated product in comparison to the previous version is characterised by greater functionality and flexibility for applications in industry and research.

    Research & Education Educational vision project! - A six month vision project has been started with a group of 5 students from Farnborough Sixth Form College (GB) by Stemmer Imaging. This is the third project to be carried out with the College, and will involve the design and construction of a vision system to carry out automated packaging inspections on breakfast cereal boxes.

    PRODUCT Temperature sensor series for HVAC & building technology. - E+E Elektronik's has introduced its product range with various sensors for passive temperature measurement for HVAC and building technology.

    APPLICATIONEliminate overhead cables! - Harting has developed an RFID system that allows electric trams or buses to operate without overhead electric wiring in areas where it would be unacceptably obtrusive (in historic town centres, for example) or where it might cause interference to sensitive equipment

    EVENTS Switching Modules at AMPER 2015 - Pickering Interfaces are to showcasing their broad catalog of PXI and Ethernet LXI switching solutions at Amper (Brno, CZ March 24-27). These products include Pickering's LXI, PXI, Programmable Resistors, Microwave Multiplexer and PCI Ranges.

10/3/2015 6/3/2015
    EVENTS Process control & safety under the microscope! - The Program Committee of the 2015 Process Control & Safety Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting 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.

    Research & Education Investing in education & training - Electroustic is investing in the future of engineering by donating 3000 (€4200) worth of stock to Milton Keynes College (GB). In recognition of the current British skills gap in science and engineering, the company is seeking to promote practical learning opportunities and help cultivate bright young minds for the future.

    PRODUCT Protecting small installations - A new range of small GRP cabinets from Intertec provides installers with increased flexibility for protecting outdoor equipment. The new MINICAB housings combine a relatively high containment capacity with convenient pipe stand or wall mounting.

    Standards Unique analyser certification claim vindicated! - The SICK 3006 is the only portable FID with MCERTS approval for using either hydrogen or hydrogen/helium fuel gas. This was a claim made recently by Quantitech. This claim was challenged, but Sira Certification has confirmed that the 3006 passed the MCERTS performance requirements for both gas options

5/3/2015
    PRODUCT More pixels for high-end industrial applications. - A new 10.1-inch TFT display module featuring WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) resolution has been introduced by KOE.
    People Luca Marinelli
    Luca Marinelli has been appointed as General Manager for Servomex - Americas.

    PRODUCT Connect a PC to any industrial Ethernet network. - The new IXXAT INpact from HMS Industrial Networks combines the proven Anybus technology with years of IXXAT know-how in the PC interface card area.

    PRODUCT An industry first! - National Instruments has announced the NI PXIe-8880 controller, which is based on the Intel Xeon processor, and the NI PXIe-1085 chassis, which is the industry's first chassis that uses PCI Express Gen 3 technology.

    NEWS Assembly elections - The CAN-CiA group has elected Harm-Peter Krause (esd) as business director recently. Uwe Koppe (MicroControl) and Holger Zeltwanger have been confirmed as technical director respectively managing director.

4/3/2015
    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.

    PRODUCT Spectrofluorometer combined with cryostat - Edinburgh Instruments has combined its FS5 Spectrofluorometer with a liquid nitrogen cryostat to achieve a range of significant sample measurement capabilities with a single click.

3/3/2015
    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.

2/3/2015
    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® 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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