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    People Frédéic Doré
    Frédéric Doré is the field sales engineer bringing AdoptSMT's complete range in France.
    NEWS Brilliant LCD displays - Transonics plc has signed a distribution franchise agreement for Great Britain with Zettler, the China based manufacturer of leading-edge LCD displays.

    publications" Motor repair equipment brochure! - This new 20 page brochure from Whitelegg Machines of Crawley (GB) comprehensively covers all instruments, tools and accessories for the repair and servicing of motors, coils and armatures.

    publications" Semiconductor Data Book! - The latest Diotec Semiconductor Data Book and Selection Guide is now available from Transonics plc.

    PRODUCT Hygienic level measurement! - Siemens has developed a new hygienic encapsulated antenna with a measuring range of up to 20 meters for the Sitrans LR250 radar level transmitter.

    NEWS When test before you sell beats try before you buy! - The saying "try before you buy" must be as old as time itself. But at Cressall they pride themselves on being different, so they've created another saying: 100% test before you sell. In fact, they tell us that they believe all electrical manufacturers should apply this one!

    PRODUCT Battery analysers - Fluke has introduced a range of battery analysers for simplified maintenance, troubleshooting and performance testing of individual storage batteries and battery banks used in critical battery back-up applications.

    APPLICATION Automation in enclosure assembly - Kiesling Maschinentechnik's Averex, the world's first robotic wiring centre is production-ready. Two real-world field tests will be conducted in the second half of 2014.

    NEWS New customer centre opened! - Endress+Hauser has inaugurated recently a new 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art Customer Centre in Greenwood (IN USA). This 16 million dollar investment in infrastructure helps to optimise customer support and further underscores Endress+Hauser's commitment to the US market and its loyal customers in the Americas.

    NEWS Analyser manufacturer investing in new premises! - In response to British customer demand SEAL Analytical has recently recruited new technical and sales support staff, and invested in new larger premises in Southampton (GB).

    PRODUCT New industrial Ethernet switches - Siemens is extending its portfolio of Industrial Ethernet switches to include new models of the Scalance XR-500 and Scalance X-200 managed product series.

    PRODUCT Suite of integrated software components launched! - Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced PAC Project 9.4, an upgrade to its PAC Project suite of software applications and utilities that provide control programming, HMI development, OPC connectivity, and database integration.

    EVENTS Data connectivity and security key EMEA Conference - During Matrikon OPC Day Conference EMEA, MatrikonOPC will present the latest data connectivity and management solutions based on the OPC UA and OPC classic standards, today's best practices for open connectivity, and provide some insight into tomorrow's developments in OPC.

    WEbinar How to calibrate pressure instruments! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration, Beamex, has scheduled a free web seminar on 2 October 2014 that will discuss the fundamentals of pressure instrumentation as well as some of the appropriate methods for calibration.

People Bruce Bradford
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has appointed Martin Spooner to the new position of Engineering Director.
    NEWS Automation survey results announced. - Professionals express positive outlook for automation in Ireland now and in the future according to The Automation Market Survey, organised by SimoTechnology and just released.

    APPLICATION Control system for new ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel plant in Mexico! - Yokogawa de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. has received an order from Cobra Instalaciones Mexico S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of the Spanish EPC firm ACS, to supply an integrated control and safety instrumented system solution for an ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel plant that is being built for PEMEX Refinacion, a subsidiary of Mexico's national oil company, PEMEX.

    PRODUCT Process control system has 70 technical innovations! - In its upgrade to Version 8.1, the Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped its Simatic PCS 7 process control system with 70 technical innovations. These will improve user-friendliness, performance and efficiency of the process control system throughout the entire lifecycle of process engineering plants, from planning to maintenance.

    EVENTS Process solutions learning event for Indiana! - Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation® combine strengths to deliver a unique learning opportunity for their customers through a joint Process Solutions Summit event at Endress+Hauser's new Customer Centre located at its US headquarters in Greenwood (IND).

    NEWS Continued expansion causes moves to new facility! - Edinburgh Sensors plans to expand with a move to new facilities.

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    EVENTS ATE and mass interconnect systems on display! - At the Embedded Design Show (22/23 Oct 2014 Coventry GB), the Peak Group is featuring its latest developments in automated test systems as well as test solutions using mass interconnect products from Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).
    People Bruce Bradford
    CMOSIS has assigned Bruce Bradford as the new Director of Business Development to manage their operations and growth in America.

    PRODUCT DC power relay! - To address the growing market for high voltage DC battery powered systems and renewable energy applications, Omron Electronic Components Europe (OCB-EU) has added an efficient new DC power relay suitable for bicycle and scooter charging stations, UPSs, battery management systems, elevators, industrial robots, solar / wind generation systems and other applications.

    Research & Education Honouring top engineering and scientific innovations - Each year, NI recognizes innovative applications developed by engineers, scientists and researchers using a graphical system design approach with NI technology. Authors in 29 countries submitted 120 application papers.

    EVENTS Wireless Communications in Cork Harbour! - Later this month Arnaud Disant of SeaTech Data Communication Ltd will deliver a talk on SeaFi - the technology behind which enables vessels to transfer data and use the internet via their onboard SeaFi ship station from up to 12km off Roche,s Point and along the entire 24km navigable distance to the Tivoli Container Terminal without the need for a satellite communication system or even access to theoretically available 3G/4G public networks.

    Standards FieldComm Group formation passes final hurdle! - The final step in constructing a single organization to lead process automation communications and integration technologies was completed when the members of both the HART® Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation™ approved the merger proposed by their respective boards through a voting process that concluded on August 30.

    PRODUCT Energy performance analytics software - Yokogawa is to release Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics) in November. This is a software tool that uses energy performance indicators (EnPI) to track how energy is being consumed in a plant, identifies gaps between EnPI targets and actual performance, and helps to identify countermeasures to improve energy performance.
    People Brook Reece
    Tentec has appointed Rob Humphreys to be responsible for sales in the South of England

    NEWS Supporting seniors independance! - The Dutch company, Sensara, which specialises in intelligent sensor network technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with GreenPeak Technologies to provide integrated solutions of contactless, self-learning monitoring technology for the Senior Lifestyle System, Sensara's first Family Lifestyle Solution.

    APPLICATION Over 2,000 cubic metres of fresh water an hour for new dolphin lagoon - Festo supply process automation for ambitious water treatment project at Nuremberg Zoo.The water treatment plant with state-of-the-art process automation technology is improving the living conditions of dolphins.

    PRODUCT Cost-efficient Enclosures. - Rittal has "docked" their SE 8 enclosure system to its' existing TS 8 platform, which now offers the same configuration options as traditional baying systems.

    PRODUCT Charge amplifier module! - The new charge amplifier module from Kistler Instruments allows a wide variety of force, pressure, torque and acceleration piezoelectric sensors to be used directly with National Instruments (NI) flexible CompactRIO platform without the use of external amplifiers.
    People Brook Reece
    Adcole Corporation has appointed Brook Reece as its new President & CEO.

    NEWS Turn-Key Engineered solutions for industrial water using innovative modular technology! - Wunderlich-Malec Engineering Inc. (WM) Industrial Water Business Unit announces innovative turn-key engineered water solutions using new technology from design through maintenance and operations delivered at the client's lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

    APPLICATION Keeping on track for World Cup success - With video analysis an essential part of professional football, all clubs in the first and second divisions in Germany used VIS.TRACK tracking system during the seasons 2011/12 and 2012/13.

    NEWS Pre owned Test + Measurement instruments! - Microlease Certified Pre-Owned, a comprehensive programme to address growing customer demand for quality test instruments with guarantees and calibration has just been launched by Microlease.

    NEWS Fluorescence & gas laser company strengthens position in US - Edinburgh Instruments is expanding its US presence with the addition of direct sales support within the USA which compliments the existing technical support which was established.

    NEWS New deal for independent automation contractors and business owners! - ISA now enables its members to purchase comprehensive professional/errors and omissions and general liability insurance through Lloyds of London at significant discounts to regular market rates.

    NEWS Harsh but fair connector range! - Electroustic is now a franchised distributor for Amphenol Industrial, one of the undisputed leaders in interconnect systems for harsh environments.

    PRODUCT EN50155-compliant 3U CompactPCI® processor blade delivers high reliability for railway services - ADLINK Technology has announced availability of its new 3U CompactPCI® processor blade, the cPCI-3620, which runs on a low power, quad-core Intel® Atom™ System-on-Chip (SoC) carrying up to 4GB DDR3L-1333 ECC soldered memory and providing ample computing power with a thermal envelope of less than 10W.

    PRODUCT DC:DC Converters - Ideal Power are now offering a wide range of DC/DC converters from Glary Power Technology, one of the leading innovators of small footprint board mounted power conversion.

    People Alan Williams
    congatec AG has appointed Neil Wood as Regional Sales Manager for Britain & Ireland.
    PRODUCT Laser shaft alignment tool - Fluke has introduced an easy-to-use Laser Shaft Alignment tool that provides fast, accurate and actionable answers to keep plants up and running.

    PRODUCT Adapter & Fieldbus power supply module for hazardous area applications - Power management company Eaton has an Ex ic adapter and fieldbus power supply module, the latest addition to its Crouse-Hinds division's MTL line of FoundationTM fieldbus physical layer components.

    NEWS Awards for distribution in Europe - KOE Europe presented its third annual sales channel awards to three of its distribution partners for their contributions in delivering sales growth and developing design-in opportunities in the European electronics market.

    Research & Education Derailing the hype train!BLOG - Industrial automation spares supplier, European Automation has written this blog post about the dizzying journey that groundbreaking innovations take through the Gartner Hype Cycle. The company use the current industry hot topic, 3D printing, as a case study in portraying the different stages of the cycle and what we can expect in the future.
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    NEWS Wireless instrumentation range now available in Japan! - Mantracourt Electronics has announced that it has appointed Tokyo Sokki as a technical partner for Japan.

    People Asia Pacific expansion - PAC recently welcomed Samuel Wong as the Vice-President of Sales for Asia Pacific and has opened a new office in Shanghai (CN).

    PRODUCT Radio logger range launched! - Gemini Data Loggers has announced the launch of new radio loggers - Ultra Radio. Building upon the capabilities of Gemini's existing Radio System, the new Ultra Radio units have a low profile, compact design, making them ideal for discreet indoor environmental monitoring in a variety of premises.

    PRODUCT LED drivers launched! - Stadium Power has launched an unrivalled range of competitively priced LED drivers for a wide range of indoor and outdoor use in LED based lighting and signage applications.

    EVENTS Industry awards finalists announced! - The judging for the PPMA Group Industry Awards has now been completed and the finalists announced.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switches use PoE+ standard to provide more power for system devices - Harting is exploiting the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard in its latest range of Ethernet switches to provide more power to connected system devices.

    PRODUCT Injection control panel! - Emerson Process Management has introduced a new Injection Control Application designed for the FloBoss(TM)107 flow computer and ROC800-Series remote operations controller to accurately measure and control water or steam delivered to injection wells.

    Research & Education CPD claimable at water & waste event - WWEM 2014 visitors will be able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) time for the event's Conferences, Forums and Workshops.

People Alan Williams
Precision Digital Corporation has appointed Alan Williams to the position of Vice President of Sales.
    EVENTS All new event highlights safety in process industry! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the advance program for its 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium, featuring world-class presentations, paper sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, training courses, vendor exhibitions, and other value-packed activities--all designed to help process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing and other process industry sectors operate more safely and securely.

    PRODUCT High-performance, pre-integrated and tested VPX systems! - Pentek has announced the launch of the newest member of the SPARK™ development systems, the Model 8267. The Model 8267 is pre-configured 3U VPX system to speed application development for the expansive family of Pentek Flexor® FMC, Cobalt® Virtex-6 and Onyx® Virtex-7 FPGA 3U VPX software radio and data acquisition I/O boards.

    Research & Education Pioneering progress in high pressure humidity calibration - Significant progress in Michell Instruments' project with Britain's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to improve the current high-pressure dew-point generator technology has been reported.

    Research & Education Continuing professional development - Rittal Ltd has launched three new accredited seminars to support customers in their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

People Matthias Klein
Matthias Klein has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Board of cognotec AG..
    APPLICATION Major installation at English sewage treatment works.BLOG - Process optimisation of the new ASP stage at Wessex Water Plant will be achieved through implementation of Hach Lange's Real-Time Control (RTC) system, which monitors influent ammonium concentration and dissolved oxygen concentrations along the aeration lanes, providing more efficient control of the fine bubble diffused aeration.

    PRODUCT Sample tracking! - Container Manager is a barcode ready module for the Matrix Gemini Sample Tracker software from Autoscribe Informatics, which allows full traceability and tracking of re-usable sample containers and samples through the production/laboratory/sampling process.

    APPLICATION A first for Faroe! - The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Torshavn, the capital, has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties.

    Research & EducationIndustry 4.0 unplugged!BLOG - Electrical component manufacturer, REO, has written a blog post about the four biggest industrial revolutions - the development of mechanization using water and steam power, the introduction of electricity in manufacturing environments, using electronics and IT to further automate manufacturing and finally, Industry 4.0.

    White PaperShale and sensors! - Commercial viability of shale gas exploration and energy policies to influence opportunities for sensor manufacturers says this paper from Frost & Sullivan.

    PRODUCT Family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules! - Diamond Systems has introduced Emerald-MM-8EL-XT (EMM-8EL-XT), a family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules offering 4 or 8 serial ports with software-controlled configuration and optional opto-isolation.

    PRODUCT Revised method for kinematic viscosity! - The ISL Houillon Viscometers, the VH1 and VH2, from PAC, comply with the recently released revised version of ASTM D7279-14 Standard, "Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids by Automated Houillon Viscometer".

    EVENTS Symposium maintains tradition of high attendance - The 2014 International Society of Automation (ISA) Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium drew more than 170 attendees, 30 expert speakers and 27 exhibitors to Orlando, Florida, USA in early August to explore and confront the varied challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the municipal water and wastewater sectors.
    Read-out was a media sponser for this event!

    APPLICATION Vision system 'unwraps' bottle labels for 100% inspection - Olmec has designed and manufactured a line scan-based vision system for 100% inspection of labels on OTC healthcare product bottles. By rotating the bottle in front of the camera, the label is effectively 'unwrapped' to produce an image equivalent to imaging before it was stuck to the bottle.

    EVENTSRoadshow series on device management - The FDT Group and PACTware are working closely together to host a series of user no charge seminars given by PACTware experts at four European venues!

    PRODUCT Energy recovery units! - Atlas Copco has announced a complete re-design of the stand-alone, retrofit energy recovery units for its GA compressors. The new ER range now offers improved performance and a smaller footprint.

    PRODUCT Enabling digital substations and smart grids - The latest generation Fibre Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS)from the ABB stable complements its portfolio of optical sensors.

    NEWS A first in European Test & Measurement market! - Microlease is celebrating the launch of Keysight Technologies, Inc., formerly Agilent's Electronic Measurement Business. Microlease, whose global headquarters are in Britain, became the first partner to do business with Keysight in Europe by placing an order for new products for its inventory.

    PRODUCT Improve interface development & expand mobile device support for mobile operators - A significant update to the company's groov web-based mobile operator interface software, groov version 2.2, has been announced by Opto 22.

    Question&Answer Emission sensors, Q&A session! - City Technology's Tom Gurd, Product Marketing Manager, highlights emissions analysis application needs, trends in the global marketplace and how analyser manufacturers can benefit from the latest sensing technologies and add real-world value by enhancing measurement reliability, accuracy and reducing operational costs.

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    NEWS Labhair liom! Speak to me! Parle-moi! Languages in marketing automation!BLOG - With a work force that boasts 20 different nationalities and 17 languages, the industrial automation spares supplier, European Automation is keen to show its support for any programme promoting learning new languages.

    PRODUCT Positive results for cool brain! - Oriel Medical Devices has designed a self contained, non-invasive, portable, simple to operate electronically controlled system "Cool Brain" which can accurately regulate the temperature of a body area to heat or cool the specific area ( including the head ).

    PRODUCT Cable Assemblies from DC to 50GHz - Intelliconnect is expanding its cable assembly service. Having seen considerable business growth since its launch 18 months ago the operation is relocating to a new facility in Corby (GB) and investing in additional production equipment.

    White PaperBusiness growth through IT - 'How companies can succeed in the face of global competition' is the subject of a recent White Paper sponsored by Rittal. International market research company IDC examined the influence that data centres have on the economic success of small and medium-sized businesses.

    APPLICATION Infrared temperature measurement in thermoforming! - Calex pyrometers have been used by leading manufacturers to control heating and cooling in thermoforming for more than 10 years, resulting in increased product quality, consistency and production rates, and a reduction in heating costs.

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    PRODUCT Routers for wired remote access to automation networks & components! - Siemens has extended its industrial remote communication portfolio with three new industrial routers from the Scalance M series of products.

    EVENTS Medical packaging inspection! - Stemmer will be showing the Contact Image Sensor (CIS) from Mitsubishi Electric at this years MEDTECH Ireland (Galway, 1-2 Oct 2014).

    NEWS Japanese company Company recognised - NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING (NSENGI) has been awarded the "ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation Award" for a recently completed research project that quantified the reliability of ISA100 Wireless technology in a multi-vendor device configuration at an operational site.

    NEWS Electromagnetic design pioneers celebrate 30 years of success - Coinciding with Cobham's 80th anniversary celebrations, the developers of the renowned Opera electromagnetic simulation software are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Vector Fields Software business unit

    PRODUCT Software-designed controller simplifies control systems! - The CompactRIO performance controller integrates the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx to deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility, and is fully supported by LabVIEW 2014 and NI Linux Real-Time.

    APPLICATION One-stop solution for human-machine interfaces - Engineering specialist Laempe & Mössner produce several lines of core shooters and equips its' core shooting machines with Rittal's support arm and housing systems.

    Research & EducationLearning interfacing between enterprise and control systems. - The Ireland ISA Section in conjunction with ISA Europe have organised a training course in the ISA-95 standard.

    Harmonics mitigation! - CP Automation's latest white paper by Jonas Persson, product manager at Comsys AB, compares harmonics mitigation techniques and highlights the challenges facing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in tackling the growing problem of harmonic currents.

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    PRODUCT Rugged CompactDAQ controller reduces system costs! - The CompactDAQ 4-slot controller from National Instruments integrates an Intel Atom processor and high-accuracy measurements into a small, affordable form fact

    APPLICATION Ethernet speeds London commuters! - Electroustic, a specialist in industrial connectors and Ethernet products, has won a contract to supply network switches for security purposes, to help with the London Overground capacity improvement project.

    Research & EducationMachine & process safety training schedule! - Pilz Ireland have announced Public Training Dates and costs for 2014 in Machinery Safety Training & Process Safety Training in Dublin & Cork.

    PRODUCT High quality test lead sets! - Cliff Electronics has been manufacturing test leads for a number of market-leading electrical test equipment OEMs for many years and is now making a wide range of test leads available direct to end users via major electrical wholesalers nationwide.

    EVENTS Resistor manufacturer returns. - After a well-received appearance at last year's Export Connect Cy Wilkinson, managing director of Cressall Resistors, has been invited to return to the event and speak at the 2014 conference.

    APPLICATION Control in geothermal station - Yokogawa is to supply the control system for unit 5 of the Kamojang geothermal power station in Indonesia.

    PRODUCT Gas sensor range extended - City Technology, part of Honeywell, has added six new sensors to its electrochemical sensor range. The 5OxLL long life oxygen (O2) and A5F+ carbon monoxide (CO) sensors extend the 5 Series range - widely used by high specification flue gas analyser manufacturers globally requiring EN 50379-2 compliance.

    NEWS Report generation agreement! - Ocean Data Systems has announced that GE Intelligent Platforms will resell Dream Report as a Report Generation tool for use across their automation software portfolio of products.

    EVENTS Process and part quality monitoring system on show! - Kistler Instruments will be showing the latest version of its maXYmos TL process and part quality monitoring system with a wide range of compatible sensors at this year's Medtec Ireland.

    publications" Simplifying modern control system tuning! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) tells us that the newly released third edition of its Tuning of Industrial Control Systems book simplifies modern control system tuning by eliminating mathematical complexity and addressing the real-world needs of control system technicians

    PRODUCT New wave of software-designed instruments - National Instruments has announced that it has delivered the power and flexibility of software-designed instrumentation to new instrument types and automated test applications, further freeing engineers and organisations from the costs and limitations of vendor-defined instruments.
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    PRODUCT Where space is tight - The new bearingless encoders MIR 10 by Baumer are the products to choose for position and speed feedback in limited installation space.

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