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28/9/2016

    PRODUCT Filter, regulator, and lubricator (FRL). - Emerson has introduced the ASCO Numatics 651 Series filter, regulator, and lubricator (FRL) line of air preparation products. This new FRL line broadens the company's high flow-rate 650 Series family to include products with G1/8 and G1/4 port sizes.
    People
    James O'BrienJames O'Brien has been appointed by Zenith Technologies to lead its manufacturing execution system (MES) business.

    PRODUCT Connecting devices wirelessly by bolt! - HMS Industrial Networks has introduced The Anybus Wireless Bolt - a wireless access point designed to be mounted on a machine or cabinet to give it wireless access via WLAN, Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy.

    NEWS Highly reliable industrial wireless communications infrastructure. - Yokogawa has announced that it has received a Technology Award from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) for its achievements in the development of industrial wireless technology.

27/9/2016
    APPLICATION Treating wastewater as a resource. - A number of British landfill operators are turning wastewater into a resource by utilising OTT monitoring and control systems to manage the irrigation of Willow crops (for renewable energy generation) with pre-treated effluent.

    PRODUCT Housing allows two modules. - Han-Modular® Twin is a new connector housing that allows two modules from the Harting Han-Modular® range to be combined in a space-saving and flexible way. The new angular housing means that the system is now easy to use as a motor connector.

26/9/2016
    EVENTS The automation imperative! Call for Papers! - The Advisory Board of the 4th ISA EMEA Conference, the principal event dedicated to all aspects of process automation, control and instrumentation technologies, is now accepting abstracts for the 2017 conference to be held in Bergamo (I) on 24-25 May 2017.

    PRODUCT ATEX inspection tools for hire! - Responding to increased market demand for equipment that is certified for use in potentially explosive environments (ATEX), Ashtead Technology has become one of the first rental companies to heavily invest in the latest ATEX certified remote control crawlers and push-rod cameras.

    Research & Education Development of new gas detection technologies. - Edinburgh Sensors, has a dedicated R&D team which focuses on the development of new technologies in coperation with clients, pushing the boundaries for gas detection.

    APPLICATION Upgrade helps keep energy flowing in Philippines. - Emerson recently upgraded automation technology to improve the reliability of the Malampaya operation, and by finishing the work ahead of schedule helped SPEX restore the supply of gas as planned so the Philippines would benefit from the continued use of reliable and cleaner-burning natural gas to power its economy.

23/9/2016
    PRODUCT Flow meter for oil and gas applications. - Krohne has extended the available options for the H250 M40 flowmeter in order to match the requirements of the oil and gas industry. Here, variable area flowmeters are widely used for flow measurement on injection skids for corrosion-, scale- and hydrate-inhibitors like Methanol or Monoethylene Glycol.

    PRODUCT Hygienic certification for sensors. - SKS Automaatio Oy has acquired a hygienic design certification for certain acid proof SKS Sensors® sensor types. This opens new sales opportunities for their sensors in Food industry, Pharmaceutical, Beverage manufacturing, Laboratory use etc.

    EVENTS Nuálaíocht Inbhuanaithe agus Oideachas Innealtóireachta. - Tá caint ar an ábhar seo le tabhairt ag Fionnbarra Ó Brolcháin, léachtaí de chuid Scoil GhnÓ Smurfit agus iar-ollamh airgeadais i DCU ag Cumann na nInnealteoirí i mBaile Átha Cliath an mí seo chugainn. (Deireadh FÓmhair 2016).
    English: Talk on "Sustainable Innovation and Engineering Education."

    EVENTS Chromatography mass spectrometry event. - EFASIG, a special interest group within the British Mass Spectrometry Society will run a free workshop at WWEM 2016, the international Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event that will take place in Telford (GB) this November.

    PRODUCT Radar level transmitter. - The FMR10 and FMR20 free space radar level transmitters from Endress+Hauser measure liquid levels in storage tanks, open basins, open channels, weirs and canal systems.

    PRODUCT Data acquisition and test stand automation using an OPC UA interface. - Delphin Technology has extended its Expert Logger range with the new type 400 model equipped with an OPC UA Client/Server interface. This enhancement to the independently functioning data logger system ideally equips it for the universal exchange of measurement data at field level and for the requirements of Industry 4.0.

22/9/2016
    PRODUCT Frequency selectable RF power sensor: A world first! - The Power Master MA24507A is an ultraportable, millimeter wave (mmWave) power analyser that enables simple, numeric, frequency based measurement of RF power from 9 kHz to 70 GHz has been introduced by Anritsu.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switches on trains! - To meet the growing need for more capacity in train communications networks, Westermo has introduced a new generation of Ethernet train switches that provide highly robust networks to support many end devices and high data rates. Specifically designed for train applications, the wide range of interoperable Viper switches delivers reliable and versatile solutions for train networks, enabling optimal configuration for every need.

21/9/2016
    Standards Gas detector achieves wireless certification. - The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announces today that Riken Keiki's SDWL1 wireless gas detector has successfully been certified as ISA100 Wireless interoperable, assuring that the SDWL1 will seamlessly join and interoperate in any other suppliers' certified ISA100 Wireless network.

    PRODUCT Low-power compute module. - Mouser Electronics is now stocking the highly anticipated Intel® Curie™ module, a complete low-power solution designed for use in wearable devices and consumer and industrial edge solutions.

    PRODUCT Touch control! - Kurz has developed plastic component decoration solutions that are tailored to the application of sensors. When metallic designs are employed, Kurz uses so-called NCVM (non-conductive vacuum metallized) films that do not interfere with the function of the capacitive sensor field.

    PRODUCT Secure data access across DMZs. - Matrikon OPC DMZ Agent facilitates the transfer of real-time and archived automation data through DMZs in a secure and controlled manner.

20/9/2016
    NEWS Pharma MES partnership endorsed! - Werum IT Solutions has recertified NNE Pharmaplan as "Endorsed Service Partner" for Europe, the USA and China. Thus, NNE Pharmaplan, an international company specialised in pharma engineering, is qualified to support pharma and biotech companies with the implementation of Werum's PAS-X MES.

    PRODUCT Voltage transducers for the traction market. - The DVM series for insulated nominal voltage measurements in traction applications has been itroduced by LEM. This family of devices spans the range from 600-4200 VRMS and incorporates their proven and patented insulating technology.

    PRODUCT No lab too small for a LIMS! - Matrix Express is Autoscribe's entry-level 'Out of the box' Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and provides all the key functions expected of a LIMS for smaller organisations.

19/9/2016
    EVENTS Water & Wastwater event to break records. - With 8 Conferences, more than 80 Workshops and over 140 Exhibition stands, WWEM 2016 (November 2nd & 3rd) is destined to outperform all previous attendance figures.

    PRODUCT Intelligent and Cyber Secure PSU. - Bedrock Automation has added an intelligent, standalone power supply to its growing line of simple, scalable and secure control technologies.

    APPLICATION Spectrometers help developing infrared lasers. - One of Edinburgh Instruments' mid-IR fluorescence spectrometers is in the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China). Here, materials for solid-state mid-IR lasers such as rare earth-doped silicate or Cr,Fe:ZnSe have been successfully developed with help from an FLSP920 Spectrometer.

    PRODUCT Single hand held solution for fibre testing! - The new CPRI RF module installed in the Anritsu Network Master Pro™ MT1000A, will enable wireless carrier engineers and technicians responsible for optical fibre testing, and solving interference and PIM issues have a single handheld solution for accurate and efficient LTE CPRI testing and verification of the latest generation of tower mounted radios (Remote Radio Heads, RRH).

    PRODUCT Not "completely normal" switches! - They look like "completely normal" compact position switches with standard dimensions according to DIN EN 50047. But the construction details of the light and robust Ex 97 switching devices with plastic housings now available from steute's business unit "Extreme" make these devices unique.

16/9/2016
    PRODUCT Modular in-line flow meter. - The compact EE741 in-line flow meter from E+E Elektronik measures accurately the consumption of compressed air and technical gases. Thanks to the modular design, one and the same transmitter can be used for three different pipe diameters (DN15, DN20, DN25).

    NEWS European test centre. - Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser have now inaugurated their first joint test plant for validation purposes in Europe.

    PRODUCT Differential pressure transmitter now in Europe! - Yokogawa's EJXC40A digital remote sensor is now available in Europe. This is a newly developed DPharp EJX® series differential pressure transmitter. Equipped with two pressure sensors that are connected with an electric cable, the EJXC40A offers superior performance in the measurement of liquid levels in large tanks and large differential pressure with high-pressure fluids.

    NEWS Core products for pneumatics available globally. - Festo is now offering more than 2,200 pneumatic actuators and drives, valves, sensors and accessories for factory and process automation as part of its 'blue star' core product range.

    EVENTS Training in control fundamentals. - Registration is now open for the ACTC Control Fundamentals Training Course being held on 11th - 13th October 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

    PRODUCT Portable optical tester enhancements. - A tri-wavelength OTDR module has been introduced for Anritsu's Network Master™ Pro MT1000A portable optical tester that provides field engineers and technicians with a comprehensive test tool to verify fiber lines in core, metro, and mobile networks.

    EVENTS Celebrating 25 and looking forward. - Wonderware Ireland and UK, divisions of SolutionsPT, are hosting a two day event at which it will exclusively reveal the next generation of Wonderware industrial automation software, including updates to its HMI and SCADA offerings.

    PRODUCT Chilled mirror hygrometer. - Michell Instruments' S8000RS chilled-mirror hygrometer offers an accuracy of ±0.1 °C, with a wide measurement range of -90 to +20 °C dew point, making it the ideal choice for moisture control in a range of metallurgical processes, including sintering.

15/9/2016
    NEWS Hospital for sick transducers! - It's a sad situation when a transducer becomes sick or injured, but unfortunately it does happen. Whether in the line of duty or due to handler's abuse, with Applied Measurements' Treatment Centre the patient need not be poorly for long.

    PRODUCT Gas detector provides natural gas discrimination. - Tyco Gas & Flame Detection has launched its new portable gas detection device. The Gasurveyor 700 (GS700) is a high-performance IR detector with a user-friendly interface that is suitable for all gas utility applications.

    PRODUCT Oxygen moniter achieves SIL Level 2. - Customers using Servomex's OxyDetect life safety oxygen monitor can now be further assured of its reliability after the hardware attained Safety Integrity Level 2 certification.

14/9/2016
    PRODUCT Field cable and antenna analyser. - The ultraportable Site Master™ S331P, from Anritsu, is the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyzer ever developed.

    PRODUCT Power analysis. - Yokogawa Europe has launched of the WT1800E power analyser. This new instrument introduces new standards of accuracy and flexibility in power measurement across a broad range of applications.

    Research & Education Thin-Film solar cells research grant!- imec the nanoelectronics research centre and Hasselt University, have announced that one of their scientists has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grantee is Bart Vermang, researcher at IMOMEC, imec's associated lab at the Hasselt University.

    NEWS Accreditation for calibration laboratory. - LotusWorks Management has recently extended the scope of the ISO 17025 accreditation in the laboratory and onsite at our customer facilities in order to further improve service to customers.

    EVENTS Roadsow on network installation and maintenance. - Anritsu Corporation are presenting the latest information regarding the future of Network Installation and Maintenance to engineers at 33 Roadshow events in 15 countries across Europe.

    PRODUCT Packaged interconnection solutions. - Harting is now offering a wide range of M12 packaged interconnection solutions providing one of the most flexible and versatile product offerings on the market.

13/9/2016
    Research & Education Grant for Thin Film research. - World-leading nanoelectronics research centre imec announces that Kris Myny, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.
12/9/2016
    EVENTS Innovation for Dublin. - An opportunity to meet with the Emerson team and discuss challenging measurement and control issues has been organised for October 2016 in Dublin (IRL).

    PRODUCT Entry-level PXI/PXIe platforms. - Adlink Technology has announced new entry-level PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) platforms for PXI testing system startup users. Computing performance and system bandwidth are increased by up to 50%.

9/9/2016
    APPLICATION Dairy producer reduces refrigeration energy use substantially! - A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer.

    NEWS Automation Lab opened in Limerick! - The Mitsubishi Electric Automation Laboratory, based in University of Limerick, was officially opened last month by Minister Denis Naughten T.D. of the Department for Communications, Climate Action & Environment.

    PRODUCT Ex Floodlights. - The new 6125 series (for zone 1) and 6525 series (for zone 2) floodlights from R. Stahl are designed for challenging environments such as chemical, food and oil and gas extraction. Offering a service life is of 50,000 hours, they feature high corrosion resistance supported by a robust IP66/67-rated enclosure.

    Research & Education DCS worldwide - Analysis! - ARC Advisory Group has just completed fresh market analysis and associated research on the worldwide market for distributed control systems (DCS).

    PRODUCT 3-D profile sensor. - The new LMI Gocator 2100 Series of self-contained 3D profile sensors, from Stemmer, has been introduced to replace Gocator 2000 models. The Gocator 2100 Series combines improved VGA sensors with a host of other improvements in size, connectivity and measurement tools, at a highly competitive price point.

    PRODUCT Installation tester special offer. - Until 31st December 2016, Fluke UK is offering its latest top of the range installation tester, complete with data management software at a special promotional price.

8/9/2016
    PRODUCT Software to manage plant resources enhanced! - Version R3.31 of Yokogawa's Plant Resource Manager PRM® software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices as well as manufacturing equipment has just been released.
    People
    Brian CurtisBrian J Curtis is one of the nominees for President-Elect/Secretary in the International Society of Instrumentation (ISA). He is a long-time member of the Ireland Section.

    White Paper IIOT Security Guide for Design Engineers. - Icon Labs has published a resource for embedded designers working with Internet of Things (IoT) applications: a white paper focusing on "Device Security for the IIoT" (pdf).

    APPLICATION Automation maintenace & reliability afloat down under! - Shell Australia has chosen Emerson to provide automation maintenance and reliability services for Shell's Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

    PRODUCT Wireless torque measuring and monitoring. - TECAT Performance Systems is now shipping its new WISER 4000 wireless torque measuring and monitoring system for automotive, industrial, energy, and aviation applications. Featuring shunt calibration, TECAT's latest WISER system is designed to simplify instrumentation verification for users while allowing them to check calibration of the system in the field.

    PRODUCT Pressure transmitters introduced! - The Viatran Model 24A/34A Series is a family of general purpose industrial pressure transmitters, designed for optimal application versatility and reliability.

    APPLICATION Dairy producer reduces refrigeration energy use substantially! - A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer.

    PRODUCT 2-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis. - Pickering Interfaces are launching their new 2-Slot Modular Chassis (model 60-104) which offers a small, lightweight form/factor ideal for portable, benchtop and space restrictive applications.

7/9/2016
    NEWS Express service means faster motors, servos & drives! - The new Express Availability service from Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer (CT & LS), means a large range (0.09 up to 500 kW) of motors, servos, geared motors, drives, options and accessories are now available to be shipped directly to customer premises quickly and reliably.

    NEWS Automation priorities post Brexit: Survey Report! - GAMBICA, the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in Britain, has published a report that summarises the priorities and planned actions of its members following BREXIT vote to leave the European Union.

    EVENTS Lab Conference to focus on priority pollutants. - Laboratory analysts from around the world will congregate in Telford (GB) on 2nd and 3rd November to focus on the testing, monitoring and analysis of water, wastewater and environmental samples.

    NEWS Best pharma solutions provider. - Werum IT Solutions has been named "Best Pharma Solutions Provider" at this year's Asian Manufacturing Award ceremony. With this, the deciding jury of industry experts acknowledged Werum's innovations and continuous advancement of its PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System.

    People
    Ron SalernoRed Lion Controls has appointed Ron Salerno as Vice President of Strategic Marketing.

    PRODUCT Online product configurator for power supply units. - Excelsys Technologies have redesigned their online power supply configurator to include the newly introduced CoolX series of 600W convection cooled power supplies alongside the very successful UltiMod, Xsolo and Xgen product ranges.

    PRODUCT T/c simulator. - Pickering Interfaces has introduced their first Millivolt Thermocouple Simulator Module.

6/9/2016
    APPLICATION The right Equipment in the right hands at the right time. - Microlease has launched its Railway Tool Boxes, simplifying access to the essential equipment needed to manage and maintain the multitude of electrical, electronic and communications systems used on today's railway.

    NEWS Rotation rate sensors win award! - Based on its recent analysis of the market for acceleration and rotation rate sensors in the rail industry, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Advanced Sensors & Calibration (ASC) GmbH with the 2016 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.

    PRODUCT Special offer for test & measurement kits. - Until 31st December 2016, Fluke UK is offering a T150 Voltage and Continuity Tester and an LVD2 Volt Light with a 15% saving over the manufacturer's recommended price, plus a free toolbelt, as part of its Autumn promotions campaign.

    PRODUCT Rugged TFT display. - KOE have announced the introduction of a new 8.0-inch Rugged+ TFT display module. The TX20D203VM0BAA features WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, a 15:9 wide aspect ratio, extended operating temperature range and IPS (in-plane switching) technology which provides exceptional image quality when viewed at any viewing angle.

    PRODUCT Clamp Multimeter. - The Beha-Amprobe ACD-14-PRO-EUR Dual Display 600 A TRMS Clamp Multimeter has been introduced. It has a large backlit LCD dual display that simultaneously displays voltage and amperage measurements to speed troubleshooting, including voltage drop tests.

    video Ball screw assembly. - Thomson Industries has released an educational video that demonstrates simple techniques to help design engineers identify ball screws assemblies.

    PRODUCT Robust RFID reader. - Harting's new Ha-VIS RF-R300 UHF RFID reader is a highly flexible unit which combines extremely robust construction for use in the toughest industrial environments with flexible modular software that allows it to be tailored to a wide range of applications.

5/9/2016
    PRODUCT Ruggedised and waterproof Piezo switches. - The ONPOW range of rugged and waterproof Piezo electric push button switches has been launched by Diamond Electronics.

    PRODUCT High-Performance Fanless Embedded Computers. - Adlink Technology has announced its new MXC-6400 Series of high-performance expandable fanless embedded computers, featuring 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/ i5/ i3 processors (codename Skylake) and the QM170 chipset.

    PRODUCT Cable identification printer. - Brady's new thermal transfer BMP™61 Label Printer is designed for quick and efficient identification of wires, cables and components. With high performance materials that can handle the toughest industrial identification applications, the BMP61 Label Printer is a durable partner in the field and a dependable workhorse in the shop.

2/9/2016
    PRODUCT Data acquisition and test stand automation using an OPC UA interface. - Delphin Technology has extended its Expert Logger range with the new type 400 model equipped with an OPC UA Client/Server interface. This enhancement to the independently functioning data logger system ideally equips it for the universal exchange of measurement data at field level and for the requirements of Industrie 4.0.
1/9/2016
    Research & Education Generous donations to fund automation & control scholorships. - Beamex, ISA's Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, has donated $4,155.00 to ISA's Process Measurement & Control Division (PMCD) educational scholarship fund.

    APPLICATION Analyser seected for Chinese PTA facility. - Servomex has been selected by Jiaxing Petrochemical Co Ltd to supply a complete analyser system for the second phase development of their purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facility in Zhejiang province, China.

    PRODUCT Housing components allow larger diameter connectors. - Harting has introduced a new range of housing components which allow the company's Han® 3A size connectors to be produced with larger diameters, enabling them to be used with cables up to 25% wider. As a result, customers will be able to use contact inserts with higher rated current and bigger cross-sections - such as the Han® Q series.

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31/8/2016
People
Paul GruhnPaul Gruhn has been appointed co-chair to the ISA84 Committee.
    NEWS Joint development focus on a new standard. - Harting Electronics GmbH, based in Espelkamp (D), and Hirose Electric C. Ltd., Tokyo (J), have reached agreement on the joint development, product standardization and marketing of a miniaturized connection technology system for 10Gbit Ethernet.

    PRODUCT Air respirator. - Duraflow is a lightweight and ergonomically designed Powered Air Respirator from Scott Safety gives complete wearer assurance of respiratory protection to focus on the job rather than the protective equipment itself, in a multitude of hazardous situations and industries.

30/8/2016 29/8/2016
    PRODUCT Level in high temp applications. - Magnetrol® International has announced the release of the E3 Modulevel® displacer level transmitter with an increased upper temperature rating.

    PRODUCT Counting in Chinese! - With China proving to be one of the world's fastest growing economies in recent years, Hengstler has added a comprehensive Chinese font set to the firmware of its popular eXtendo range of receipt-type printers.

    EVENTS Acclaimed speakers for Process Control & Safety Symposium. - The best and brightest minds in process industries-including three distinguished keynote speakers-will come together at the 2016 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition, 7-10 November in Houston, (TX USA).

26/8/2016
    NEWS FDI technology now ready to use. - By accomplishing the development of FDI (Field Device Integration) technology PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and its partner organizations have passed an extraordinary milestone. Not only because the technology will greatly facilitate the device integration in the future.

    PRODUCT Next generation freezing point analyser. - The next generation of PAC's ISL FZP 5G2S offers improved productivity with proven reliability and accuracy.

    APPLICATION Oxygen measurements in natural gas. - There are many reasons why oxygen is undesirable in natural gas. A new application note is available to download from Michell Instruments' website: Oxygen Measurement in Natural Gas.

    PRODUCT High-density multi-conductor terminal blocks. - Phoenix Contact has introduced their PT 2,5/S-QUATTRO terminal blocks. These four-position terminal blocks occupy the same amount of space as the company's two-position terminal blocks. This allows for a high wiring density without sacrificing space across the DIN rail.

25/8/2016
    NEWS Metering management services contract for offshore facilities. - Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, has awarded Emerson a new five-year contract to provide metering management services for Nexen's British operations. The work will be managed from Emerson's new Solutions Centre in Aberdeen.

    EVENTS Highlighting innovation at major show! - The Enabling Innovation hub, in partnership with Magna International has just been launched. The hub provides a free opportunity for 20 SMEs and innovators to showcase their latest concepts, products and processes to potential partners, investors and buyers from the industry.

    PRODUCT Peri-metering pumps for high volume water & wastewater apps. - Proseries-M® M-3 and M-4 NSF 61 listed peristaltic metering pumps, from Blue-White Industries, are designed for use in mid to high volume Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment applications.

    PRODUCT Gas detector has extended life! - The PS200 portable gas detector now available from Tyco Gas & Flame Detection has a new catalytic bead sensor option that provides an increased battery life of up to 80 hours in diffusion mode and 20 hours in pump mode.

    APPLICATION Beating the heat! - How providing the correct PPE equipment is essential in reducing the risk of heat stress. Scott Safety invests a considerable amount of time in the development of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that they are lightweight and comfortable.

24/8/2016
    Research & Education Educational scholorships in automation. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its wide range of 2017 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switches has been certified by ODVA to meet CIP specs. - Red Lion Controls has announced its latest firmware for the N-Tron® series of NT24k® and 700/7000 managed industrial Ethernet switches has been certified by ODVA to meet the requirements of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) specification.

    PRODUCT High-precision potentiometer input module. - Mantracourt has launched an accurate and reliable high-performance potentiometer input module. The new DSCUSB-PT plug and play USB device has been designed to convert resistance-based input into digital output and, together with their DSCUSB Toolkit software, allows for quick and easy measurements.

    APPLICATION DCS migration at polystyrene manufacturer. - Maverick Technologies' DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest technology

23/8/2016
    PRODUCT Designing cable assemblies. - Pickering Interfaces' new graphics-based web tool allows users to create customized cable assemblies using very detailed design characteristics including a selection of connector types, wire type, pin definitions, pin and cable labeling, cable bundling, length selection, sleeving comments and more.

    PRODUCT Leakage current clamps. - The new Fluke® 368 FC and 369 FC Leakage Current Clamps, part of Fluke's Connect system of wireless test tools, help industrial electricians and maintenance technicians identify, document, record, and compare leakage current readings to help prevent problems before they happen, without shutting down critical equipment.

    PRODUCT Compact high-tech HMIs - R. Stahl HMI Systems is introducing the new ET-438 and MT-438 Panel PCs. Based on the SHARK device platform, they have been specially optimised for onshore and offshore applications in the oil and gas industry.

    EVENTS Realising the digital enterprise. - Join the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges (16-17/5/2017) to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realised and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

22/8/2016
    PRODUCT Panel feed through connector. - Harting has added a new space-saving female panel feed through (PFT) with a PushPull locking mechanism to its range of M12 connectors, making it easier to connect Fast Ethernet and 10 Gbit/s Ethernet cables in applications where space is limited.
19/8/2016
    APPLICATION Dairy producer reduces refrigeration energy! - A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer.

    APPLICATION Analytical services for Californian water! - Adding to its fast growing list of customers in the water industry Autoscribe Informatics has won another major order in the USA to supply the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information System (LIMS) to a large Water District that supplies 2.4 million people with water.

    NEWS Pharma systems builder expands US presence! - Zenith Technologies is expanding its US presence by opening two new offices on the West Coast of the US to meet greater demand for its automation, process control and serialization technology support services.

18/8/2016
    EVENTS Talking Water & Waste! - The 2016 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium recently drew 165 attendees, some from as far away as Singapore, to its annual conference and exhibition held in Orlando, (FL, USA).
17/8/2016
    NEWS Slovenian distributor! - Echo Instruments is now representing Edinburgh Sensors in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Macedonia.
16/8/2016

    PRODUCT Multiparameter monitoring with ease! - Endress+Hauser's Liquiline CM44P can measure 16 different parameters from 6 analytical sensors simultaneously, simplifying monitoring of processes such as chromatography, fermentation, phase separation and filtration.

    People
    Felix MiklitzServomex has appointed Felix Miklitz as Area Sales Manager, Germany South.

    PRODUCT Signal routing software for electronic test. - Software from Pickering Interfaces, simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software. It can be used in NPI labs as they develop test procedures as well as in automated test systems.

15/8/2016
    NEWS Total support for Total control & safety system maintenance! - Emerson has been selected by Total Exploration and Production Services to provide control and safety system maintenance services that will support Total’s upstream oil and gas operations around the world.

    PRODUCT Cable-to-cable connector hood. - Harting has introduced a new cable-to-cable industrial connector hood which offers secure moisture protection to the IP67 and IP69K, allowing the speedy installation and easy retrofitting of flexible, food-safe cable extensions to be carried out in the food and beverage industry.

12/8/2016
    Research & Education Training in building blocks of IIoT and Industry 4! - With OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) now specified alongside PROFINET as main building blocks for Industrie 4.0 and by extension, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the need for training in these technologies is even more important for anyone involved in the development, implementation and operation of systems for IIoT.

    NEWS Irish engineering & projects management group expands US operations. - DPS Group has trebled its turnover and employment in the past five years. It has expanded its US operations with a major investment in TRIA, a Boston-based architectural firm with a focus on the science and technology sectors.

11/8/2016
    PRODUCT IIoT connections for PACs. - Node-RED nodes for Opto 22's industrial programmable automation controllers (PACs) have been introduced. These significantly decrease IIoT application development time and complexity.

    Research & Education Electrical Power Explained training package. - Fluke is offering an offline webcast and reference guidebook Electrical Power Explained (EPE) training package to train end users to become experts on Power Quality and energy measurements and to get the best out of their tools.

10/8/2016
    PRODUCT Clever signal integration solution for 4-wire transmitters in zone 1. - Hooking up a 4-wire transmitter to a 4-20 mA supply input is obviously problematic, since two power sources cannot usually be connected. For this scenario and other real-life challenges, R. Stahl has introduced the Ex i isolator series 9164.
    People
    Eliza RawlingsEliza Rawlings has been appointed Managing Director for Festo UK.

    Research & Education Co-operation results in cybersecurity courses. - aeSolutions worked throughout 2015 with the International Society of Automation (ISA) to develop their new ISA/IEC 62443-based cybersecurity training and certificate program.

    video Synchronising multiple actuators. - Thomson Industries has released an educational video that demonstrates how design engineers can synchronise multiple Thomson WhisperTrak actuators quickly and easily. These products are exceptionally quiet and boast a low sound level of less than 45 dBa, the same as an average library.

    PRODUCT Micro-displacement sensor. - A new optical micro-displacement sensor from Omron Electronic Components Europe is capable of resolving just 10 microns – one tenth the diameter of a human hair or the thickness of a coat of paint.

9/8/2016
    PRODUCT Power distributor unit added! - Harting has added a power distributor unit featuring three PushPull Power connectors to the Han-Power® T series of industrial networking modules, allowing actuators and sensors to be linked to the periphery of industrial production processes rapidly and securely.

    APPLICATION Natural gas liquids plant orders placed! - Yokogawa has received orders from Freeport LNG for its Liquefaction Facility (LQF) and Pre-Treatment Facility (PTF). The total order value is $15M, which currently includes only the first two trains.

    Webinar Learning about alarms. - This free webinar on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August from Process Plant Computing Ltd (PPCL), will demonstrate a new method that leverages the parallel plot to give easy access to historic data in the context of desired plant operation as well as alarm and process limits for hundreds of variables at once.

8/8/2016
    APPLICATION Reducing the cost for data centre asset management - Harting have the ideal solution to remove the higher cost multiple patch antenna and reader arrangement with its innovative Ha-VIS RFID LOCFIELD® coaxial cable waveguide antenna.

    PRODUCT Pluggable terminal blocks. - Specialist distributors JPR Electronics are now stocking an increased range of pluggable rising clamp terminal blocks from CamdenBoss. The comprehensive range now available from JPR includes plugs and headers with pitches of 3.5, 3.81, 5.0, 5.08, 7.5, 7.62, 10 and 10.16mm.

    APPLICATION Chemical metrology packages. - Fluke is customising a package of instruments and HowTo guides for the chemical industry. There are individual packages for maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, instrument technicians, and electrical and mechanical engineers. The guides cover areas like preventive maintenance, safety and power quality.

    PRODUCT Versatile device management wizard. - The FieldMate® device management software has been significantly enhanced by Yokogawa. This latest version of FieldMate includes new functions that reduce maintenance workload by simplifying a number of field maintenance tasks.

    NEWS One of Germany's top 100! - The 23rd Top 100 awards for Germany's most innovative SMEs presented each year and includes Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau GmbH as a member of this elite group for the fifth time

5/8/2016
    PRODUCT Portable gas detector improved! - The PS200 portable gas detector from Tyco Gas & Flame Detection is now available with a new catalytic bead sensor option that provides an increased battery life of up to 80 hours in diffusion mode and 20 hours in pump mode.

    PRODUCT High performance WiFi antennas. - New high performance antenna technologies and systems for a wide variety of applications including both indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, connected home, mobile computing, telematics and IoT applications has been announced by Antenna Company.

    APPLICATION Advanced testing of composites. - A composite testing company in Devon (GB) has expanded its range of services by supplementing laboratory test equipment with specialist rental instruments from Ashtead Technology.

    PRODUCT Measure and control flow directly at the temperature control unit. - Huber Kältemaschinenbau offers a variety of measuring equipment for installation in the temperature control circuit in order to measure and control the flow rate.

    NEWS Major expansion in Americas for connectors! - Cliff Electronics have established a distribution agreement with Newark Element14. The wide ranging agreement will greatly increase the availability of their products in the Americas and showcase their market leading Feed Though connector range.

4/8/2016
    NEWS Champs in water analysis! - The Frost & Sullivan global Company of the Year Award for water analysis instrumentation, just awarded to Endress + Hauser, is based on an independent study. Analysts took into account each company's visionary innovation and performance as well as customer impact.
3/8/2016
    PRODUCT HMIs for on- and offshore applications. - Stahl HMI Systems presents the latest generation of Panel PCs, specially designed for applications in the oil and gas industry. ATEX- and IECEx- certified, the new, powerful ET-498 and MT-498 series Panel PCs can be used in Zone 1, 21 and 2, 22 hazardous areas.

    PRODUCT Stainless steel coupling housing for connectors. - Harting has added a Han® 3A stainless steel coupling housing to its Han-INOX® connector series, featuring premium non-rusting stainless steel which makes it ideally suited for applications involving corrosive fluids.

2/8/2016
    NEWS Partnership for emissions monitors. - Testo has appointed Ashtead Technology as platinum distributor for its portable emissions analysers, the Testo 340 and 350. As part of the agreement, Ashtead also becomes Testo's Preferred Rental Partner for this equipment.

    NEWS Brexit woes continue. - This is a short piece from Nick Denbow, in the July Issue of Industrial Automation Insider on the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.

    Standards Developing SCADA standards. - ISA's Standards & Practices (S&P) Board has approved a new committee to be designated ISA112, SCADA Systems. This approval follows widespread support for the idea from a survey conducted via ISA's InTech magazine and online media.

    NEWS Microsoft honours industrial software developer. - COPA-DATA, took away not just one, but two awards at this year's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto (CDN). The solutions for Smart City with the zenon software won the worldwide Microsoft Partner award in the 'Public Sector: Microsoft CityNext' category. As a founding member of the isv4industry software alliance, the Salzburg-based company also reached first place as 'Microsoft Partner of the Year' in Austria.

1/8/2016
    PRODUCT OPC-UA embedded in valve terminals. - Festo has embedded OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) into its valve terminals, enabling plant managers and engineers to realise the benefits of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 principles.
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