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    PRODUCT HMI Panels are safe - The rugged Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels from Red Lion Controls have been certified to operate in global ATEX zone 2/22 and IECEx zone 2 environments.

    PRODUCT Smoke detector protects historic buildings! - Honeywell' FAAST LT Aspiration Smoke Detector is being used in an increasing number of historical buildings, thanks to a comprehensive feature set designed to meet EN54-20 Class B and C applications where aesthetics matter, maintenance is often difficult and reliable accuracy is demanded.

    PRODUCT US Sensors for Use in harsh environments. - The P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensor from PIL is for use in demanding medical, food processing and other industrial applications

    PRODUCT Semi-rigid cable assys! - The Cable Assembly division of Intelliconnect (Europe) can now provide customers with high performance semi rigid cable assemblies suitable for industrial, defence/security, and test system applications.

    PRODUCT Transport network testing! - Anritsu has announced important enhancements for its portable user-friendly MT1000A Network Master Pro and MT1100A Network Master Flex, the new family of all-in-one transport network testers.

    APPLICATION High-Fidelity battery modeling.BLOG - The MapleSim model of the Li-Ion battery was selected because of its proven ability to achieve real-time performance. The code-generation and compilation tools are very easy to use, making the integration of the model into the HIL system very fast and cost-effective.

    NEWS Driving innovative business ideas and technologies in the IoT environment. - ADLINK Technology has been an active member of the globally represented M2M Alliance, a key driver for innovative business ideas and technologies in the IoT environment, since the beginning of last April (2015).

    PRODUCT Prepare for mission critical! - Stadium Power has added the 60 watt AC input G1X2 and DG1X2 48V DC input models to their range of 1+1 redundant 1U industrial single output and ATX / EPS power supplies.

    PRODUCT Stamp out magnetic tampering! - The new A1266 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a unique 3-dimensional sensor IC incorporating a combination of vertical and traditional planar Hall-effect sensor ICs that can detect a magnetic field of either polarity in any direction.

    PRODUCT Introduction of Functional Integration Standard (FDI)! - The FieldComm Group has announced the first live publically viewable display of functioning FDI Package IDE (development tools) and FDI Common Host Components at this year's ACHEMA.

    PRODUCT Large diameter pneumatic cylinders - Festo has launched a new series of efficient, durable and technically advanced large diameter ISO cylinders. The cost-effective DSBG series is the lightest diameter cylinder in its class.

    PRODUCT Bench mounted analyser! - Michell Instruments' XGA301 can be configured to use either zirconia oxide or electrochemical cells to measure oxygen and/or infra-red technology to measure other gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide.

    APPLICATION Improving extrusion machine efficiency & accuracy. - The manufacturing site of Clariant at Izmit, Turkey, has adopted the latest high performance Emerson technology to help it overcome issues surrounding maintenance and inefficiency.

    PRODUCT Tool-free installation in industrial Ethernet applications - In addition to offering the benefits of high connection density in industrial Ethernet applications with transfer rates of up to 10 Gbit/s, Harting's new M12 PushPull connector allows manual installation without the need for special tools, thus speeding up its installation in tight spaces.

    PRODUCT Ultra-flexible LCD touch displays. - Varitronix has announced the availability of a new range of Ultra-Flexible LCD Displays. The displays accept a curve with a radius as tight as 12.5cm, and currently can be manufactured in small sizes, similar to that of a credit card.

    PRODUCT Loading metering skids - Endress+Hauser introduces the Loading Metering Skid (LMS), a certified solution for custody transfer of light hydrocarbons including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and marine gas to and from tanker trucks, railcars and ships.

    PRODUCT PSUs meet medical performance specifications. - The Xsolo power supplies, from Excelsys Technologies, have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard.

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    EVENTS Future Vision Day! - The Future Vision Day imaging event, organised by IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH, global market leader in USB industrial cameras will take place at the Beaumont Estate, (Berks GB) on June 17, 2015.

    PRODUCT 20-channel temperature logger. - The new DATAPAQ® TP3 data logger provides more measurement channels, connectivity options, and ease of use for profiling and surveying in high-temperature heat treatment applications.

    NEWS Bád FarantóireachtaFirst electrical car ferry in the world in operation in Norway now. - Siemens delivers electric propulsion system and charging stations with lithium-ion batteries charged from hydro power to emission-free ferries!

    Webinar Virtual summit for condition monitoring & predictive maintenance for Europe! - National Instruments (NI) is to host its first European Condition Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance Summit from 6th to 10th July 2015.

    PRODUCT New sensor technologies on show! - Hoffmann-Krippner will be at the upcoming Sensors Expo event in Long Beach (CA USA 9-11 June 2015). In addition to demoing and launching their SensoFoil and SensoInk sensing technologies, they will be demonstrating high performance sensor technologies from three of their German partners.

    PRODUCT Vibrating tuning fork technology level switches! - The Liquiphant FTL31 and FTL33 liquid level switches from Endress + Hauser are based on vibrating tuning fork technology. The sensors are excellent replacements for float switches or conductive, capacitance and optical sensors.

    PRODUCT How's your machine health? - Emerson Process Management has introduced the CSI 3000 Machinery Health Monitor, a compact protection system for a wide range of machinery such as pumps, compressors, centrifuges, blowers and generators.

    PRODUCT VNA System with industry's widest frequency coverage! - The VectorStar® ME7838A4 4-port broadband vector network analyser (VNA) system has been introduced by Anritsu. The new analyser features the world's widest differential broadband sweep from 70 kHz to 110/125 GHz and utilises the smallest mmWave modules to conduct highly stable and fast measurements when characterising differential devices.

    PRODUCT Coriolis flowmeters for high pressure offshore chemical injection applications. - The Micro Motion F100P and HPC010P Coriolis flowmeters, introduced by Emerson, to measure accurate flow rates for wellbore chemicals injected at high pressure conditions.

    PRODUCT AS-Interface module with push-in front connector. - Pepperl+Fuchs is setting a new and innovative standard for AS-Interface IP20 modules in the form of an easily accessible push-in connection at the front of the device.

    PRODUCT Chilled-water close control unit for datacentres! - Magister CW by CIAT is a vertical chilled-water close control unit specially designed to meet the requirements of data centres, computer rooms, switchboard rooms, electrical equipment rooms and other rooms with high thermal loads.

    PRODUCT Handling profiles! - Trends such as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mean that more and more industrial devices are getting connected to industrial networks. HMS Industrial Networks now presents a new solution for handling profiles - mainly targeting drives and motion applications. The extension to the new Anybus CompactCom 40-series enables drives manufacturers to comply with common profile specifications such as PROFIdrive, EtherCAT DS402, and transparent DS402 on other networks.

    APPLICATION Sparkling flow cheers! - Award winning Chapel Down winery after careful consideration, they decided to have a portable device manufactured that incorporated Krohne's OPTIFLUX 2100 electromagnetic flowmetera to provide accurate measurement and volume monitoring of juice and wine during transfer operations.

    APPLICATION Fire safety in waste recycling plants - Honeywell's FAAST, a market-leading Aspiration Smoke Detector (ASD), is being implemented by a growing number of recycling and waste management plants.

    PRODUCT High-current test probe. - The new HSP865-C from Peak Test Services is a high-current test probe designed to handle currents of up to 50 A DC.

    PRODUCT Connector family expanded. - Harting has added a number of new modules to the Han-Modular® industrial connector family, expanding its potential range of applications in new market sectors.

    PRODUCT Easier configuration of HART devices & streamlined wireless management! - Emerson Process Management's AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager version 13.0 software enables customers to configure HART devices in bulk, saving time and reducing errors.

    PRODUCT Network management system simplifies industrial network monitoring. - With its new V13 Sinema Server software release, Siemens is simplifying the monitoring of industrial networks. The new software automatically detects all Profinet and Ethernet devices within a network, and enables a clear visualization of them in a web browser.

    NEWS PLC paper wins award at Italian event! - Itris Automation was rewarded during the opening ceremony of SPS IPC Drives in Parma (I) for the excellence of their concept of Software Factory.

    NEWS Global Industrial cybersecurity professional certification. - Fourteen Yokogawa employees have obtained certification as Global Industrial Cyber Security Professionals (GICSP) as of the end of fiscal year 2014. This is a relatively new professional qualification, first introduced in November 2013, and the company has been one of the leading companies within the industrial automation industry in obtaining certification for its employees.

    Web Site Open source hardware technology site. - Mouser Electronics has announced the update of their popular Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Technology site.

    PRODUCT Securing the edge! - Edge On Up (EOU), a manufacturer of precision instrumentation for edge sharpness measurement, has introduced the EST-ID50 Edge Sharpness Tester for a wide range of industrial applications.

    PRODUCT The "Design Engineer Friendly!" power supply unit! - Ideal Power offer a wide range of very competitively priced linear and switched-mode AC/AC and AC/DC external power supplies.

    PRODUCT Scalable fiscal metering control system! - Emerson's Daniel DanPac Express process acquisition control solution deploys rapidly at oil and gas flow metering installations and offers a user-friendly interface to simplify operation.

    NEWS New integrated MES/HMI solution. - At this year's PAS-X User Group Meeting in Parsippany, (NJ USA), Werum IT Solutions and Systec & Solutions presented a new, jointly developed approach for enhanced usability in controlling pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production processes on the shop floor.

    PRODUCT Long range ultraSonic sensors - P43 ultrasonic sensors from PIL, measure distances. Applications include object recognition for agriculture and fluid levels, distance measuring for trucks and loading ramps, level sensing in dusty conditions, parking lot detection/barrier monitoring as well as a variety of other industrial and manufacturing applications.

    PRODUCT Stainless steel toggle load links! - The TOG series of stainless steel toggle link load links from LCM Systems, used extensively throughout the oil and gas industries, is one of the most flexible ranges on the market.
    Research & Education Power quality seminars programme announced! - Fluke is offering a series of free Power Quality Seminars as part of its programme of seminars for 2015 throughout Britain and Ireland.

    PRODUCT High pressure transmitter for challenging operating environments! - The Rosemount 3051S High Static Differential Pressure Transmitter, a reliable solution for critical process measurements in applications requiring high static pressure capability of up to 1034 bar (15,000 psi) has been introduced by Emerson.

    PRODUCT MOH microsite on linear actuators! - Thomson Industries has introduced a new microsite that provides educational information detailing how electric linear actuators simplify and improve machine design in mobile off-highway applications and provide superior performance compared to hydraulic and pneumatic alternatives.

    PRODUCT Firmware for scope! - Yokogawa has released firmware Version 3.20 for the DL850 ScopeCorder series of instruments, which combine the features of a high-speed oscilloscope and those of a traditional data acquisition recorder in a single, portable instrument.
    PeopleDaniel Duncan
    Daniel L. Duncan is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Yokogawa's North American operations.

    PRODUCT New generation of valves. - Festo has launched a new generation of NAMUR valves. The VSNC valves are modern, durable and available at a lower cost than previous models, providing excellent value in all process automation applications.

    Publication Good tuning in your pocket! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that the newly released fourth edition of its Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of applications in the process industries.

    Research & Education Major investment in automation at US University. - The Purdue Integrated Process Education System (PIPES) laboratory has been fully designed and implemented through collaboration of industry professionals, faculty and a group of seniors from the Purdue Manufacturing Engineering Technology program

    PRODUCT Ultra-high reliability keyboard switch for HMI. - The CHERRY MX keymodule has been designed to fulfill the demanding reliability requirements of computer and data input keyboards, gaming consoles and industrial control HMI systems.

    EVENTS Analytical processes, techniques and applications probed! - More than 300 process and analytical professionals, industry experts and vendors from across the world gathered in Galveston (TX USA) last month to explore and discuss the latest advances in analytical processes, techniques and applications at the 2015 ISA Analysis Division Symposium.

    NEWS 2015 Catalogue for panel meters & control instruments. - Their 2015 Catalogue and Price List has been published by Precision Digital Corporation. This organized, two-volume compilation contains all the product information about this expanding product line in one location.

    PRODUCT Compact dewpoint transmitter for OEM applications. - The compact EE355 dewpoint transmitter measures dewpoint temperature with ±2degC accuracy across the entire working range.

    PRODUCT DIN 41612 connectors. - Harting has expanded its family of DIN 41612 connectors by adding devices in the M inverse style.

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    APPLICATION Industry IT security shortfalls persist!BLOG - A recent survey conducted by Electroustic revealed industry's unsustainable approach to information security.

    EVENTS Forum breaks records - MCAA's 2015 Industry Forum broke all previous attendance records. 240 attendees enjoyed two days of expert speakers, networking opportunities and roundtable discussions surrounded by the desert beauty of Scottsdale (AZ USA).

    PeopleTony McFadden
    Tony McFadden has been appointed to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer for Stadium Group plc.

    PRODUCT High density power loads, enclosed or limited space, weight restrictions or limited airflow? - Over the past decade Aavid Thermalloy has pioneered heat pipe technology and its application, developing a high quality manufacturing process to ensure long life and reliability in its heat pipes.

    PRODUCT Hygienic inductive conductivity measuring system! - A new hygienic inductive conductivity measuring system OPTISYS IND 8100 for the food and beverage industry has been introduced by Krohne.

    PRODUCT Real-time insight into energy performance! - Energy Advisor, a real-time energy management information system that automates the process of monitoring and managing energy consumption across mills, plants and refineries has been introduced by Emerson.

    PRODUCT Smart switching - adapted braking - The new, intelligent braking torque control module by mayr® power transmission makes it possible to decelerate devices and machines evenly and gently.

    PRODUCT Easy LIMS! - A new YouTube video published by Autoscribe, provides a practical demonstration of the ease of configuration of the Matrix Gemini LIMS.

    PRODUCT Personal air sampling pumps! - Svantek has added Gilian personal air sampling pumps from US-based Sensidyne to its portfolio of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation, reinforcing the company's commitment to further growth in Britain.

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    NEWS Faster hardware-in-the-loop testing! - ETAS K.K. and Maplesoft has announced the successful connection between LABCAR, the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing system from ETAS, and MapleSim, the advanced system level modeling tool from Maplesoft. Initial projects have shown that using MapleSim models resulted in more than 15 times faster implementation compared to other similar products.

    EVENTS Celebration of young people's interest in science and technology. - More than 18,000 students from around the globe, from ages 6 to 18, gathered 22-25 April in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), to put their engineering skills and scientific know-how to the test in four different age-specific, team-oriented FIRST programs.

    PRODUCT Vehicle dynamics system does everything! - The new Correvit® S-Motion vehicle dynamics test system from Kistler uses proven optical measurement technology for non-contact measurement of speed and slip angle.

    EVENTS FieldComm Group to debut in Frankfurt! - The FieldComm Group has announced that it will participate in the 2015 ACHEMA Fair in Frankfurt (D) on June 15-19th. By creating a grand scale Technology Wall, the leading process field communication technologies organisation will demonstrate how it is 'connecting the world of process automation' through a full portfolio of solutions to connect and integrate valuable digital data available from intelligent field devices.

    NEWS Module of the year 2014! - congatec tells us that the conga-MA3 COM Express was recognised by Intelligent Systems Source (ISS) as COM Express Mini Type 10 Module of the year. ISS aggregates information to help systems engineers find the best solution for their embedded application.

    APPLICATION The advantages and disadvantages of advanced NDTBLOG - Alison Glover from Ashtead Technology describes the advantages and disadvantages of advanced Non-Destructive Testing equipment, and explains why her company has invested over £1m (€1.4m) in advanced NDT equipment.

    PeoplePaul McCloskey
    Microlease has named Paul McCloskey (above), as Board Level Director dedicated to developing Certified Pre-Owned (CPO), a comprehensive programme to address a growing customer demand. It also named three senior executives, Philippe Suel, Jean Bernard and Neil Whitehead, who will report to him and oversee the CPO channel in specific European regions.

    PRODUCT Integration of power supply into process control system. - Siemens is integrating its Sitop UPS1600 DC UPS with Ethernet/Profinet interface into the Simatic PCS 7 process control system. The energy storage units of the uninterruptible DC power supplies with 24 V DC output voltage and 10, 20 or 40 amperes current facilitate buffering of power failures for up to several hours. (Achema)

    PRODUCT FDA-compliant audit trail! - Endress+Hauser has introduced Memobase Plus calibration software for pH, oxygen, conductivity and chlorine sensors. The software turns a PC into a calibration laboratory, providing complete traceability of test solutions, sensors, calibrations and measurements.

    PRODUCT Moisture and hydrocarbon dew point in natural gas! - Michell Instruments' Condumax II is the most frequently installed hydrocarbon dew point analyser around the world. The recently launched OptiPEAK TDL600 represents the latest developments in spectroscopy, with improved sensitivity and accuracy along with the ability to automatically cope with changing background gas compositions.

    EVENTS "Stars of the show!" - Visitors to AQE 2015 in Telford (GB 22-23 April), were treated to a practical demonstration of real-time simultaneous multigas analysis when Quantitech's Dominic Duggan enlisted the help of three attendees to assist in the demonstration of the Gasmet portable FTIR gas analyser, the DX4040.

    NEWS Ten years of industry collaboration - Boulting Technology recently celebrated ten years of PROFIBUS UK membership.

    PRODUCT Simpler wiring of connectors! - The innovative bridge block multiplier technique first introduced by Harting in its Han-Yellock® connector family has now been extended to many other connectors in the Han® series.

    PRODUCT Voltage drop simulators! - EM Test has introduced the VDS 200Q Series, a four-quadrant voltage drop simulator that can source and sink current using a programmed voltage in both positive and negative polarities.

    PRODUCT Process monitoring in chemical, petrochemical & incineration plants. - With "Ultramat 7" and "Calomat 7", Siemens is offering two new analyzer modules for its Siprocess GA700 gas analysis system. Together with the "Oxymat 7" module which is already available, users can thus configure flexible analytical solutions, for example for measuring oxygen, hydrogen, noble gases or infrared-active components such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

    PRODUCT Long life Oxygen sensor - Oldham's CTX 300 gas detector now has a long life Oxygen sensor.This is a 4-20 mA analog gas transmitter designed for industrial applications in unclassified

    EVENTS Global leadership in connectivity and convergence - The connected life market has been valued by Frost & Sullivan at over $700 billion by 2020, but are companies prepared to drive and manage this change to stay ahead of the rapidly evolving world in which we live? Stimulating topics in their London conference in May 2015.

    PRODUCT Tunable diode laser spectrometer. - Yokogawa is releasing the TDLS8000 tunable diode laser spectrometer in May 2015. This new product can quickly make in-situ measurements of gas concentrations in combustion and heating processes that are employed in the oil, petrochemical, electric power, iron and steel, and other industries.

    NEWS Global HMI market!BLOG - "The development of Industrie 4.0 in Europe and Smart Factory in the United States will create a future for the manufacturing sector wrapped around the convergence of applications. As a result, the need to constantly innovate and reinvent components will propel the uptake of HMI in discrete sectors." (New analysis from Frost & Sullivan).

    EVENTS Vapour Pressure and Colour Opacity process analysers on show! - Icon is exhibiting its industry leading Vapour Pressure and Colour Opacity process analysers at the 60th ISA (ISA) Analysis Division Symposium in Galveston (TX USA - 26-30 April 2015).

    PRODUCT Strain gauges built on advanced sensors technology! - Addressing the growing demand for the sensors needed to manufacture precision transducers, Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors strain gauges offer a tighter resistance tolerance, improved gauge-to-gauge repeatability, and better stability than standard strain gauges, while their advanced fabrication process helps to significantly reduce lead times.

    NEWS Drive & motor solutions energy benefits lauded in Sweden. - The energy-saving benefits of using Emerson drive and motor solutions have been highlighted in a test report on electric motors by Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency).

    PRODUCT Making force testing easier! - Designed to measure brake pedal force, the CCGBP brake pedal load cell, from Applied Measurements, is an essential tool to the automotive industry, testing the reliability of a vehicle's braking system with ranges from 0-50kg up to 0-200kg.

    PRODUCT Position sensors for medical, testing and industrial applications. - Hoffmann-Krippner offers a wide range of LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection.

    PRODUCT Web remote tools for spectrum analyser. - Anritsu Company has introduced Web Remote Tools for its Spectrum Master™ MS2720T handheld spectrum analyser that allows the instruments to be controlled from any web-enabled device, including laptops, tablets, and smart phones, over an Ethernet link.

    PRODUCT DIN rail mounting type and 1/8 DIN panel type controllers. - Yokogawa has released a number of new UTAdvanced® series controllers. The new controllers include four DIN rail mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller.

    PRODUCT Making AS-Interface be made even better. - Pepperl+Fuchs is setting a new and innovative standard for AS-Interface IP20 modules in the form of an easily accessible push-in connection at the front of the device.

    PRODUCT Signage for an efficient turnaround. - Field operators in the physical plant often face a labyrinth of pipes and instruments relying solely on past training and experience to know where they need to be. To easily navigate the ever evolving COG physical plant, Brady offers durable signage solutions for a more efficient turnaround.

    PRODUCT IE3-compliant motor switching and protection solutions. - WEG has developed IE3-compliant switchgears to ensure excellent reliability when operating IE3 high-efficiency motors, despite higher inrush currents compared to IE2 motors

    PRODUCT Connector provides better protection for conduit. - Harting has introduced a new version of its established M12 connector with a conduit which provides the attached cable with additional protection against external influences, making it ideally suited to tough applications in industrial scenarios.

    PRODUCT A huge step forward in HMI & SCADA. - Advantech's Industrial Automation Group (IAG) has launched "a new huge step forward in HMI/SCADA software" with a HTML5 based Business Intelligence Dashboard.

    PRODUCT TÜV-certified solutions for safety implementations - With the IXXAT Safe portfolio of ready-made safety I/O modules and safety protocol software, HMS Industrial Networks offers TÜV-certified solutions for implementing secure communication into industrial devices

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    NEWS Research centre for wireless, RF and M2M technology in Shanghai! - In support of a wider company strategy to develop the design-led technology business, Stadium United Wireless has opened an R&D Centre in Shanghai's Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park for the development of wireless 'machine to machine' (M2M) products.

    PRODUCT Always the right connection - For more than 15 years, Pepperl+Fuchs has been offering exactly the right connection technology for your automation solution.

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    PRODUCT Plant utility system optimisation. - Industry 4.0 specialist showcase the latest upgrades to their Intelligent Factory solution at Hannover Messe. 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="" 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.

    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.

    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.

    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
    PRODUCT Comfort Outdoor Panels for extreme ambient conditions! - Siemens has expanded its high-performance Comfort Panel class in the Simatic HMI (Human Machine Interface) series to include particularly rugged devices for use in extreme ambient conditions.

    PRODUCT Track error sources in live switchgear - This device fom Baur offers two safe procedures for detecting partial discharges that can be applied during operation – live – without attaching sensors to the cable.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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