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22/9/2017

    Education and Research Inspiring more females into the industry. - SolutionsPT hosted local primary and secondary school pupils at their Cheadle (GB) HQ, as part of a ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for Girls’ day, designed to encourage more girls to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

    Standards Capturing and transmitting process automation knowledge. - The work of the ISA106 standards committee, Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations, is intended to provide a framework for building some of that knowledge into automated procedures. This is especially important for such plant procedures as startup, shutdown, product grade change and the like – as studies have shown that plants are particularly vulnerable to safety incidents caused by inexperienced operators performing unfamiliar manual functions during such key operations.

    EVENTS Automation and the city! - More and more people are moving to the city – a trend that presents major hurdles. In order to prevent a shortage of resources and improve quality of life, the city of the future must be more efficient and more sustainable. At SPS IPC Drives, COPA-DATA will be exhibiting on how urban areas can start gearing up for these future challenges now.

    NEWS Connectivity solution wins security certification. - The remote connectivity solution, eWON Talk2M, from HMS Industrial Networks, is now ISECOM STAR security certified.

    PRODUCT Radar level instrument. - The 80 GHz Micropilot FMR6x free space radar level instrument for process applications has been introduced Endress+Hauser. It is suitable for use in tanks or silos with complex geometries, obstacles, baffles and/or nozzles.

    PRODUCT Cloud based SHM packages! - HBM has announced its capabilities in offering complete customised, end to end cloud-based structural health monitoring (SHM) packages. The packages include all associated hardware, software, installation, and monitoring requirements, along with cloud-based data access for each customer.

21/9/2017
    PRODUCT Miniature Sensors for force, displacement, pressure, strain and acceleration. - The Micro-Measurements® brand of Vishay Precision Group, industry experts in the design, development, and manufacture of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurements, has introduced a new range of miniature, lightweight hybrid sensors, offering cost-effective force, displacement, pressure, strain and acceleration measurements within high-volume OEM and test applications

    PRODUCT World's first LiFi enabled light bar! - The world's first LiFi enabled light bar will be demonstrated by pureLiFi and Linmore LED at Lux Live. (LiFi is high speed bi-directional networked and mobile communication of data using light. LiFi comprises of multiple light bulbs that form a wireless network, offering a substantially similar user experience to Wi-Fi except using the light spectrum.)

    PRODUCT Distribution blocks: Simply unpack, connect, and you're done! - The new PTFIX distribution blocks from Phoenix Contact can be used straight away without manual bridging, enabling space savings of up to 80%.

20/9/2017
    PRODUCT Testing low frequency sensors - To characterise the performance of its low frequency sensors in that range below 2Hz, which is too low for most test shakers, Monitran has developed a new high displacement test rig that can generate oscillations accurately at frequencies as low as 0.2 Hz.

    White Paper Monitoring of mercury emissions. - Gasmet Technologies has published a new White Paper on the monitoring of mercury emissions to air from industrial processes.

    PRODUCT All-round industrial camera. - A newly developed generation of their successful uEye SE industrial camera family is being launched by IDS. The camera will be available as both a GigE and USB 3.1 Type-C connection – in each case screw-on – as a housing version or as a board stack version, and with a broad range of CMOS sensors with rolling or global shutter.

    APPLICATION Safe switching for surgical equipment. - Herga Technology is supplying 6448 bellows footswitch and 6763 airswitches to Cipher Surgical Ltd for its OpClear® laparoscope lens cleaning system.

    PRODUCT Motion controller ideal for robots. - Aerotech's HEX RC is a 6-axis motion controller ideal for controlling robotic systems like hexapods. The HEX RC is 4U rack-mountable and compatible with the Automation 3200 (A3200) motion platform.

19/9/2017
    APPLICATION Simulating Agricultural Climate Change Scenarios using Controlled Growth Chambers - For researchers to study the effects of climate change on plant growth using growth chambers or greenhouses, highly accurate CO2 measurements are required. A Spanish team used the Edinburgh Sensors Guardian sensor in their greenhouses to provide precise, reliable CO2 measurements.

    PRODUCT Small TFT displays. - Small TFT displays with an easy to integrate SPI interface and a power consumption of just 3mA have been introduced by andersDX.

    NEWS Display distribution award. - Midas Displays, the specialist display manufacturer and supplier, have presented its first annual sales channel award to distribution partner Farnell element14 for their contribution in delivering exceptional sales growth and generating new design-in opportunities in an expanding global marketplace.

    APPLICATION Wastewater treatment plant! - The City of Lynchburg, Virginia (USA) has selected the Bedrock Automation control system for its wastewater treatment operations. The City implemented Bedrock to control both de-chlorination and storm water remediation operations, and is planning other integration and control applications as part of its ongoing modernization program.

    NEWS Programme helping high quality water treatment. - AdEdge Water Technologies has joined the Endress+Hauser OEM Business Partner Program. The two companies will collaborate together to ensure technology alignment, improve operating efficiencies and explore new opportunities to trim cost, mitigate risk and develop new service models that ultimately deliver more value for our mutual end user customers.

18/9/2017
    PRODUCT Large massflowmeters introduced. - New large line sizes have been added as standard for Krohne's OPTIMASS series: for OPTIMASS 6400, diameters DN150/6" and DN200/8" have been added, and OPTIMASS 2400 is now available up to DN400/16".

    NEWS Life sciences European HQ opened in Britain! - The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson officially opened TraceLinks's new European HQ in Uxbridge (GB) last week.

15/9/2017
    Web Site Switches, sensors & touchscreens showcased! - A new website has been launched by Hoffmann + Krippner. This showcases their complete product portfolio, including membrane switches, potentiometers, touchscreen solutions and various sensors.
    People

    Mike Hughes
    Schneider Electric has appointed Mike Hughes as Zone President of Britain and Ireland.

    PRODUCT Pressure sensor with E1 automotive approval. - With E1 automotive approval, a wide selection of pressure ports and electrical interfaces plus an extensive choice of range options, Variohm's new and competitively priced SMO3100 series ratiometric transducer (pdf) will suit applications in demanding automotive environments such as motorsports, off-road vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery.

    PRODUCT Strain gauge bonding service. - Applied Measurements offer a complete design, bonding and wiring service from one-off projects to high volume applications. What's more, they can even bond and wire onto their customers' own free-issued hardware.

14/9/2017
    PRODUCT Controller designed for automation versatility and IIoT-enabled. - Emerson is launching the DeltaV™ PK Controller, making the advanced automation of its DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) available to fast-growth industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation.

    PRODUCT Free lens with thermal imager. - Fluke is offering thermal imager kits which include a free telephoto lens (FLK-TIxx0 9HZ/T2) or wide-angle lens (FLK-TIxx0 9HZ/W2) with a Fluke Ti300, Ti400 or Ti450 Thermal Imager to extend the focus and the desired viewing angle until 31st December 2017.

    NEWS Award for sustainable business processes. - Endress+Hauser has received a Gold Recognition Level certificate in the EcoVadis audit, improving on the previous year's result with 66 points.

    Publications Approaching safety instrumented system design. - A new book, Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification, is intended to help companies achieve cost-effective safety improvements through a performance- and standards-based approach to Safety Instrumented System design and has been published by the International Society of Instrumentation (ISA).

13/9/2017
    APPLICATION Sensors aid tidal turbine development. - Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by OpenHydro.

    NEWS European Rail Industry award. - The Harting Technology Group has received the Railsponsible CSR Award in Berlin. "The company has been committed to sustainability for over 20 years and is a pioneering force in the field of environmental management.", said Uwe Günther - CPO Deutsche Bahn AG and Chairman of Railsponsible.

    People

    Lee Cresswell
    Lynx Software Technologies has appointed Lee Cresswell to a worldwide role as Vice President of Sales.

    PRODUCT Advanced visualisation enabled. - Seeq Corporation has announced a technology integration with business intelligence provider Tableau. With the integration, Seeq customers can leverage Tableau's advanced visualisation tools for their time series data, and Tableau users can leverage Seeq for data wrangling and modeling prior to visualisation in Tableau.

    EVENTS Symposium unaffected by Harvey! - The International Society of Automation remain committed to bringing their support to Heuston in the wake of huricane Harvey with their International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS), 7-8 November. A Cybersecurity training course is being held in conjunction with this years event.

    EVENTS A glimpse into the future. - National Instruments is hosting NIDays Conference and Exhibition, "the ultimate learning experience that unites the brightest minds in engineering and science." This year, NIDays London (GB) is scheduled for a new venue, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher (GB), on Tuesday 28th November 2017.

12/9/2017
    Publications Old publication new format! - With the advance of time and the advent of electronic communication , the cost of distribution, and the success of our internet presence we have discontinued the paper edition of Read-out. In its place we are publishing an e-newsletter.

    EVENTS Where sensors come to life! - Sensors & Instrumentation is Britain's only dedicated sensors show. It is scheduled for Birmingham's NEC later this month (26/27 September 2017). Seb Amos of GAMBICA (The Institute of Instrumentation and Control and The Worshipful Company of Scientific Makers) will present a seminar entitled "A Brief History and Future of Instrumentation" that examines how we got here and how our Industry needs to engage to become leaders in the march for the Digitisation of Industry.

    PRODUCT Communicator app for HART. - The first iOS based Smart Device Communicator Application for HART instruments has been announced by ProComSol. The App uses the Device Descriptor (DD) for the connected HART device so the user has full access to every Parameter and Method in the device.

    PRODUCT Controlling IR Sensor arrays. - Laser Components has introduced TEESS (TEmpe Electronics & Software Set), an electronic control module for its own IG series of complex IR sensor arrays.

    NEWS Touchscreen solutions! - A new manufacturing partnership has been announced by Hoffmann + Krippner. It is with leading German manufacturer OKW Gehäuse GmbH.

11/9/2017
    People

    Billy Walsh Irish candidate.
    Billy Walsh B.Sc., a member of the Ireland Section of Internationl Society of Automation, is one of three candidates for the presidency of the organisation.

    PRODUCT US flow in high temperatures! - An inline 2-path ultrasonic flowmeter for flow measurement at elevated process temperature and pressure has been introduced by Krohne. Their OPTISONIC 4400 is available in two versions: high temperature (HT) and high pressure (HP).

    EVENTS Spectrum analysis on the road! - Anritsu Corporation will be hitting the road in many European countries again this October to talk to engineers about how they can address the ever-increasing complexity and performance requirements of Spectrum Analysers.

    PRODUCT Narrow surge protection! - Phoenix Contact now offers the narrowest surge protective devices on the market with the Termitrab complete product range.

    PRODUCT Cloud based asset management service. - Microlease Ltd has unveiled LEO 2, a new cloud-based Asset Management solution, which can be used to manage any moveable or fixed asset, including test instruments.

8/9/2017
    NEWS Helping Texas plants hit by Harvey. - Endress+Hauser and its partner for Sales and Service, Vector Controls and Automation Group in LaPorte, Texas, are coordinating efforts. More than 70 technicians and engineers are in the area, and Endress+Hauser is anticipating needs by increasing production at its US manufacturing facilities. Endress+Hauser and Vector Controls will be providing 24/7 support as customers work to get operations back online.

    PRODUCT 4-Wire Measurement connectors. - The Schützinger GmbH Kelvin range of simple to use and space saving Four-Wire Measurement connectors are now available through JPR Electronics.

    Education and Research Research reveals barrier to serialisation compliance. - According to new industry research conducted by SEA Vision and Zenith Technologies more than half (54%) of industry professionals believe that the cost of implementing serialization is the greatest hurdle to compliance. The research highlighted that the substantial investment required to implement a serialization solution is cause for concern ahead of regulatory deadlines in the US and Europe.

    NEWS Cybersecurity certification. - Exida, LLC has certified the Yokogawa ProSafe-RS to the ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification level 1.The Yokogawa ProSafe-RS Safety Control System is Yokogawa's second product to be certified to the ISASecure Conformance Scheme.

    APPLICATION Precision in rough seas! - The British National Oceanography Centre (NOC) researchers need to be able to analyse samples on board a variety of research vessels. Under these conditions, high levels of precision and reliability can be a challenge for most laboratory equipment, so NOC has invested in SEAL Analytical segmented flow analyzers (SFAs) - the AA3 and the QuAAtro.

7/9/2017
    NEWS Strategic relationship to accelerate life sciences product pipelines. - Emerson has selected Enterprise System Partners (ESP), a global consulting and project engineering company, to collaborate with and assist life sciences manufacturers in implementing Syncade manufacturing execution systems to improve operations management and accelerate product manufacturing pipelines for new biotech and pharmaceutical therapies.

    PRODUCT Batch measurement option. - Edinburgh Instruments have announced a new batch measurement option to their Fluoracle software for the FS5 spectrofluorometer and FLS1000 Fluorescence Spectrometer.

    PRODUCT Extreme switchgear and sensors. - Two recent additions to steute's "Extreme" range are the Ex 97 and the Ex 99 position switch series with standard dimensions to DIN EN 50047 and DIN EN 50041. They are anti-corrosive, dust-proof and extremely impact-resistant.

    PRODUCT Tester Kit money-saving offers. - Fluke UK is offering two money-saving 1660 Series Multifunction Installation Tester Kits until the end of the year.

    PRODUCT Variable speed drives. - WEG has expanded its CFW500 series of variable speed drives (VSDs) to enable users in a wide range high-power applications achieve further energy efficiency.

    PRODUCT Pyrometer with IO-Link. - Balluff has developed a new BTS infrared temperature sensor with IO-Link interface and two switching outputs. It can monitor temperatures between 250 & 1250°C even in inaccessible or hazardous areas.

    Publications Digital attacks on control systems! - Boulting Technology, has released an infographic detailing history's top five industrial computer viruses. The infographic educates industries that rely on computer control systems on how the lack of preventative measures against viruses and hackers can lead to costly downtime due to lost or stolen data.

6/9/2017
    NEWS IO-Link into OPC UA. - The IO-Link community has founded a technical working group for specifying the integration of IO-Link into OPC UA based on existing use cases.
    People

    Graham Machin

    The next President of The Institute of Measurement and Control will be Prof Graham Machin, takes office in January 2018.

    NEWS Connectors & desiging for Europe. - Harting and PEI-Genesis are to offer harsh environment connector solutions and engineering design expertise to customers across Europe, thanks to a new distribution agreement effective September 1, 2017.

4/9/2017
    APPLICATION Reliable protection from hazardous gases and vapours in port! - As the largest integrated (petro) chemical cluster in Europe, the Port of Antwerp is committed to ensuring the on-going health & safety of their employees working in the area. As a result, the port authority is now one of the largest users of Cub personal volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors from Ion Science.

    PRODUCT Strain gauge for PCB testing! - The Micro-Measurements® brand of Vishay Precision Group has announced the global market introduction of its S5198, a miniature rectangular planar rosette strain gage pattern for printed circuit board (PCB) testing, incorporating Advanced Sensors Technology.

1/9/2017
    PRODUCT Industrial computer system certified. - Harting's MICA industrial computer system has been certified as meeting the requirements of Microsoft's "Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT" programme.
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31/8/2017
    Education and Research Link added to our Education & Research Page - The Automation Forum is a Complete Forum about industrial automation, plc programming, PLC training, pid control system, Scada system & process control system.
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    Publications New IR Catalogue. - Laser Components has issued a new catalog covering its extensive portfolio of infrared components on more than 130 pages.

30/8/2017
    NEWS Acquisition strengthens sensor technology and test automation offering! - Kistler Group has acquired Vester Elektronik GmbH. This acquisition – Kistler's third this year – adds a company that has successfully specialised in sensor technology and test automation to the group.

    EVENTS Industrial wireless conference for Taiwan - This daylong event, organised by The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, and will feature a keynote presentation from Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as presentations from industry leaders in the field of Industrial wireless communications.

    NEWS Partnership addresses changing cybersecurity landscape! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that it has formed a global partnership with Siemens—the worldwide technology leader in electrification, automation and digitalization—to improve awareness of the need for industrial cybersecurity.

29/8/2017
    NEWS City space for industrial software company - COPA-DATA has relocated its British headquarters to Cardiff, Wales, to facilitate the company's projected growth, improve the work/life balance for its current and future employees and foster the fast-paced creative culture of the city.

    PRODUCT Oxygen analysis in boilers. - Michell Instruments has announced the launch of the XZR250 oxygen analyzer for monitoring combustion control in industrial boilers. It was developed to meet customer demand for a cost-effective, easy to operate instrument with a probe designed to cope with the high temperatures in the flue.

28/8/2017
    APPLICATION High-power RF amplifier temperature monitoring. - To maintain the optimal performance and reliability required for its high power amplifier stages, Bonn Elektronik choose Variohm EuroSensor for the supply of custom modified temperature sensors that are an integral part of the amplifier's performance monitoring.
25/8/2017
    PRODUCT EtherCAT connectivity. - Harting has added EtherCAT connectivity to its MICA® (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) system: an open source platform for industrial applications.

    PRODUCT Interchangeable probes for transmitters! - The EE220 transmitter from E+E Elektronik measures relative humidity and temperature. The basis unit can be fitted with various pluggable and interchangeable sensing probes.

    publications" Insights into cybersecurity! - Automation.com, an ISA publication, has compiled the extensive Cybersecurity eBook - Advancing Automation-Cybersecurity Insights.

    PRODUCT Safety programmable loop display. - The SIL 3 capable SLD Functional Safety Programmable Loop Display for use in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) has been released by Moore Industries. The SLD has been certified by exida® with full Functional Safety approval after rigorous evaluation to ensure conformance with strict IEC 61508 standards for safety-related applications.

24/8/2017
    Standards PLC first awarded Security Certification. - The ControlEdge™ Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) from Honeywell, has received ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Level 2 certification by exida, the ISO 17065 accredited certification body that conducted the assessment.

    PRODUCT Multi-Tier lockable IEC Socket. - Schaffner has extended its range of IEC lockable outlets with the introduction of a new multi-tier version available with either 4 or 6 outlets. The integral locking system improves the reliability of electronic systems exposed to vibration or traction.

    PRODUCT Ethernet line extender! - The Westermo Wolverine DDW-142-12VDC-BP Industrial Ethernet Line extender is based on SHDSL technology and enables existing copper cables to be used to create Ethernet IP-based networks. This helps to achieve significant time and cost savings when installing new communication networks.

23/8/2017
    Education and Research Understanding risk: cybersecurity for the modern grid. - Didier Giarratano, Marketing Cyber Security at Energy Digital Solutions/Energy, Schneider Electric discusses the challenge for utilities is to provide reliable energy delivery with a focus on efficiency and sustainable sources.
    People

    Mikael Lundkvist

    Mikael Lundkvist is to be Key Account Manager for the Nordic region for ETAL Group.

    PRODUCT Versatile device management wizard. - FieldMate® R3.03, is a significantly enhanced version of the FieldMate device management software tool from Yokogawa. It will be found useful for Process industries such as oil, petrochemicals, chemicals, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods, and iron and steel.

    PRODUCT Taking the strain out of USB strain modules! - The FSU-SSB innovative fast USB strain module has been released by Mantracourt Electronics.

    PRODUCT Barometric pressure sensors for portable applications. - The new Omron 2SMPB-02B and 2SMPB-02E sensors provide stable and reliable height and pressure measurements, allowing changes in elevation of as little as 2m to be reliably recorded.

    NEWS Dedicated to motion control and positioning in Germany! - On March 2, 2016 Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for our new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, (D). Construction and relocation to the new building has been completed and the opening ceremony was held on May 18th, 2017.

21/8/2017
    Organisations International Society of Automation plans for new leadership of professional staff - Executive Director and CEO of the The International Society of Automation (ISA), Patrick Gouhin, is to step down from his position. ISA's President, Steve Pflantz, announced that a Search Committee will be formed in the immediate future to identify Mr. Gouhin?s successor. The selection and announcement of a new Executive Director are expected to occur in the months ahead. Dr Peggie W. Koon, CEO & Founder of Leading Change, LLC, will serve as Interim Executive Director.
18/8/2017
People

Rick Zabel

Rick Zabel has been appointed Group Publisher with the International Society of Automation.

    NEWS Compact pressure & Temp sensors for Formula Student. - Kistler has been sponsoring the Formula Student Team at the University of Bath since 2014. In 2017, Kistler provided the team with its 4080A family of M6 piezo-resistant absolute pressure sensors - the 4080A and the 4080AT.
17/8/2017
    PRODUCT Automatic data collection using Ethernet connectivity! - Gemini's Plus LAN loggers collect data automatically: they plug into a network point and send data directly for viewing in the Tinytag Explorer Connect software – an easy to use Windows program – by any permitted user on a network.

    EVENTS Zero defect moulding. - On the Interplas "Introducing Stage" at 14:00 on the 28th September, Kistler Application Engineer, Duncan Webster, is to deliver a paper on the latest developments of the Kistler ComoNeo cavity pressure monitoring system.

    NEWS Communication solutions in the railway sector rewarded! - The Harting Technology Group has received an award for exceptional quality from rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail.

16/8/2017
    NEWS Forty years of automation in Ireland! - Douglas Control and Automation is marking 40 years in business with the announcement that the firm will create an additional 10 new jobs in the coming 18 months. Founded in 1977, the company is partnered with global giants such as Siemens, Wonderware, Rockwell and Stahl, to deliver solutions for the manufacturing, pharma, biotech, medtech and transport sectors in Ireland, Britain and Europe.

    PRODUCT Visual analytics application upgraded! - The latest release of Seeq software enables engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organisations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on production data. Target markets include oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.

    PRODUCT New integrated drive. - Leroy-Somer has announced the launch of Commander ID300, a new integrated drive solution optimized for the control of IMfinity® induction motors.

15/8/2017
    PRODUCT Gas Leak Detector. - The new Fluke® Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector combines an affordable, high-quality, infrared camera with an SF6 leak detector that visually pinpoints the location of SF6 leaks without shutting equipment down.

    NEWS Training for telecommunication sector! - Anritsu Corporation have signed a strategic training partnership agreement with Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd to offer Anritsu Approved, instructor led, industry standard, certification training to the telecommunication market in Britain and Ireland.

    publications" A useful magazine! - The writer in this months issue of InTech says, "I would like to compliment you on your work with InTech, which now seems a useful magazine again."

    Website Process instrument website! - Fluke® Process Instruments has announced the launch of a new website, combining its extensive global capabilities in industrial temperature measurement.

    EVENTS Serving the beverage and liquid food industry. - Endress+Hauser will be demonstrating measurement technology and automation concepts from a single source for all process control areas using the examples of mixing & blending and CIP at drinktec 2017 (11-15 Sept'17 Munich, D).

14/8/2017
    PRODUCT Valves comply fully with forthcoming regulations for marine industry. - Emerson has gained DNV-GL approval for its ASCO 551 and 553 series solenoid valves. This means that the valves comply with the soon-to-be-introduced (September 2017) worldwide regulations for ballast water treatment.

    PRODUCT Load cell. - Designed to address the problem of lateral forces, which if great enough, can damage or even destroy a force transducer, which can subsequently cause a drop in production, HBM's U3 is capable of absorbing up to 100% of rated forces in the form of lateral force, without losing its measurement capability, or sustaining mechanical damage

11/8/2017
    Video What is automation? - Do you know that virtually everything we as humans depend on—the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the cars we drive, the electricity we use in our homes and so on—is made possible through automated processes and the skills and knowledge of automation professionals? It's true.

    PRODUCT Evenly-illuminated switch keycaps. - Multitron has announced the ex-stock availability of four ranges of full-face, evenly-illuminated switch keycaps, utilising MENTOR's world-leading Light Guide expertise.

    PRODUCT Unique features enable improved reliability and easier maintenance and commissioning. - ASCO 330 Series volume booster from Emerson can be used in control and on/off applications, and where partial stroke testing is required

10/8/2017
    PRODUCT Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer options. - Two new options for Anritsu's Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer MS2850A have been added to support high speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis.

    Webinar CPD-accredited webinars. - Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars throughout 2017.

    NEWS Leading the IPC global market. - Twenty-five years since its inception, Advantech has become a leader in the global IPC (Industrial PC) market. During this period, the company has created a solid base to remain the key player within this sector, holding a 30% market share of the global industrial PC market.

9/8/2017
    APPLICATION Accompaning customers on the path to digitalisation! - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalization has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners.

    APPLICATION Optimising prototyping & manufacturing processes. - Protoduction Inc., a product design and manufacturing company, has selected Aegis' FactoryLogix platform to streamline and optimize its prototyping and manufacturing processes to ensure the highest level of quality while accelerating time to market

    APPLICATION IoT/M2M for systems integrators. - LPRS CS have identified systems integrators and service providers as having the greatest opportunity of all company types to deploy, use and generate revenue from IoT/M2M applications. They are the feet-on-the-street with first-hand knowledge of the end use requirements, applications and end users and can therefore leverage this technology to the benefit of all.

    PRODUCT Monitoring sulfur dioxide. - As part of its comprehensive emissions monitoring analyser range, Servomex, the world leader in gas analysis, offers the SERVOPRO SO2, an analyser that uses pulsed Ultraviolet (UV) Fluorescence technology to deliver a reliable, continuous measurement of ultra-low sulfur dioxide in emissions and ambient applications.

    APPLICATION Quick rehabilitation of drainage pipes. - In a project designed to alleviate traffic congestion on the English Motorway M6, Sapphire Utility Solutions has dramatically reduced the time required to rehabilitate drainage pipes by employing a method that was originally developed for the wastewater sector.

    Standards PPE Regulation Certification. - One of the first British companies to achieve Module B Certification from the BSI (British Standards Institution) is Scott Safety. This follows the PPE Directive 89/686EEC being updated with the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 in April 2017.

8/8/2017
    PRODUCT Automatic synchronisation. - Emerson's AMS Trex™ Device Communicator adds new enhancements that improve response time to operational changes through best-in-class visibility of field changes. Auto Sync technology makes AMS Trex the first handheld communicator to automatically synchronise field data with a facility's AMS Device Manager database

    APPLICATION Waterproof connector for telemetry system. - A British manufacturer of remote water monitoring and control systems for irrigation, drainage systems, and data loggers has been supplied with SMA Interface waterproof adaptors, from Intelliconnect.

    NEWS A strong team for IT infrastructures. - Rittal is expanding its global sales and distribution network by forging a partnership with ALSO Germany, an ICT and consumer electronics distributor. ALSO is broadening its portfolio to include over 500 Rittal products and IT components, and will make these solutions available to its resellers.

    NEWS Best pharma solutions! - For the second time, Werum IT Solutions has been presented the Asian Manufacturing Award in the "Best Pharma Solutions Provider" category. With this award, the jury of experts honors the technological development, product innovation and expert service of Werum's Manufacturing IT solutions in the pharma and biotech industry across Asia.

    NEWS Towards a liveable Earth! - Yokogawa has developed sustainability goals for the year 2050 that will guide its efforts to make the world a better place for future generations.

    PRODUCT Safety handling asbestos! - Delivering clean filtered air in accordance with the latest European best practice for asbestos removal, Scott Safety's Phantom Vision provides a virtually unrestricted field of view, simplified decontamination, cleaning and maintenance, and low through life costs.

4/8/2017
    EVENTS Disinfection technology for food & drink examined. - The latest technological innovations supporting water disinfection in the food and beverage industry will be the focus of the Water Academy seminar, jointly organised by Hanovia and Domnick Hunter RL, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, in September.
3/8/2017
    PRODUCT Fibre optic connector! - Harting has developed an expanded beam fibre optic connector for providing high-bandwidth transmission in the harsh environments found in tunnel drilling and mining applications, where industrial Ethernet over fibre optic cable is becoming the transmission medium of choice.

    PRODUCT Data integration for IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications. - Softing's new version of the dataFEED OPC Suite allows the easy and secure transfer of data via REST protocols and supports NoSQL databases.

    People

    Bilal Khalifa

    Bilal Khalifa has been appointed to the position of Quality Manager with LCL Electronics.

2/8/2017
    NEWS No 1 Connectors! - Samtec has received the highest overall rating in the Bishop & Associates' European Customer Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. This is the 10th time the company has been rated as the #1 connector company in Europe.

    PRODUCT Pluggable Terminal Blocks. - Dinkle International's pluggable terminal blocks are a series of products with a unique push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks.

    PRODUCT Optical sensor! - With the new sensors of the 15 series, Leuze electronic is providing an optimized, economical solution for standard tasks in conveyor and packaging systems as part of the Global Beam family

1/8/2017
    PRODUCT Zigbee Extender. - The new Cortet Z10 Range Extender is a reliable, secure, and easy to install way to extend the range and capacity of a zigbee network within large facilities or facilities with a poor RF environment. The Z10 Range Extender is also REACH and ROHS certified and has been tested to work with a wide range of industrial lighting controllers, luminaires, lamps and other accessories from companies like Leviton, ILLUMRA and Magnitude.
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