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    PRODUCT High speed data connector - The Peak Group now supply a range of VTAC High Speed Data (HSD) Connectors in Britain. These are for the Mass InterConnect systems produced by Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).

    EVENTS Latest generation of industrial robots! - With such a lot happening in the robotics industry, it is imperative that factory owners keep up to date with the latest developments. And there's no better place to do this than in Hannover according to Marc Siemering, Deutsche Meße's Senior Vice-President responsible for Hannover Meße:

    PRODUCT Electro-hydraulic operator for remote valve emergency shutdown applications - Emerson Process Management has added a robust electro-hydraulic operator to its broad valve automation capabilities with the release of the Bettis™ EHO actuator.

    PRODUCT Intermediate position module with through-travel! - Freely positionable along the entire stroke length, the Festo intermediate position module, DADM, brings new flexibility and efficiency to pneumatic guided slides, rodless cylinders and 'self-built' drives.

    APPLICATION "Measuring Molasses with a WORM!" - Moore Industries has released a case study, "Measuring Molasses with a WORM," highlighting the use of the WORM Flexible Temperature Sensor by American Crystal Sugar Company, the largest beet sugar provider in the United States.

    publications" "It's not only educational and informative, but a lot of fun, too!" - The Android version of ISA's award-winning new mobile app, InTech Plus has been launched. The release significantly broadens automation and control professionals' access to a diverse range of technical and educational content and interactive tools.

    NEWS 2,800 Flow and level instruments for Columbia. - The main instrument vendor (MIV) by Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) in Cartagena, Colombia is Endress+Hauser. They have supplied more than 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernisation project.

    PRODUCT Complete net oil solution with Coriolis flowmeters! - Yokogawa is releasing its patent pending solution for Advanced Net Oil and Real Time Gas Void Fraction measurement for use in upstream oil and gas.

    NEWS FTIR analysers enhanced and website launched! - Gasmet Technologies has announced a wide range of developments that further improve its range of FTIR analysers. At the same time, the company launched a completely new website.

    APPLICATION Track & trace! - Octapharma, one of the largest independent manufacturers of human protein products worldwide, has added the PAS-X Track & Trace Serialization Aggregation solution to Werum's PAS-X at their production site in Vienna. (A)

    PRODUCT Small but powerful! - The miniaturized MICROmote¨ photoelectric sensors from Balluff with separate electronic processor unit provide a large amount of optical performance in a tiny amount of space thanks to the miniaturized LEDs, photodiodes and phototransistors.

    PRODUCT Hand-held meter for moisture content of industrial oils! - The new hand-held meter OILPORT 30 from E+E Elektronik accurately measures the water activity (aw) and temperature (T), and calculates the absolute water content x (ppm) of industrial oils.

    APPLICATION Failure is not an option!BLOG - ProSoft Technology's PROFIBUS Modules and Industrial Radios allow critical data to be transmitted from ControlLogix PACs at Flood Defense System.

    EVENTS Ergonomic software for the brewing industry! - Copa-Data has prepared live demonstrations to prove the advantages of Multi-Touch technology in the industrial environment at the BrauBeviale, the international beverage industry fair (Nuremberg, 11-13 Nov'14).

    PRODUCT Calibration accelerometer! - The new Type 8080 back-to-back vibration calibration standard accelerometer from Kistler, uses an innovative PiezoStar(R) based sensing element, first of its kind for a back to back sensor, which combines very good transient response with very low case/base strain sensitivity and a 50g range.

    Research & Education Upgrades in Test Instrumentation Software necessitated by advances in technology! - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan,"It's All About Software--Analysis of the Market for Global Instrumentation Software and Software Solutions for General Purpose Test Instrument".

    NEWS Control system for combined cycle power plant! - Yokogawa (Korea) has won an order from Samsung C&T Corporation to supply control systems for the Rabigh 2 combined cycle power plant, which is being built in Rabigh on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.

    PRODUCT Non-contacting radar transmitter for demanding solids level. - A version of the Rosemount 5400 series of non-contacting radar level transmitters is aimed specifically at demanding bulk solids level measurement applications.

    Research & Education Part of the CROWD! - National Instruments has announced its collaboration with CROWD, the European Union Framework Project 7 (EU FP7), to define next-generation wireless 5G communications (see also their page Paving the way for 5G Wireless).

    PRODUCT Panel feed-through housings offer sealing on both sides! - The new Harting Han® HPR panel feed-through housings are sealed on both sides, and so meet the requirements of IP 66 and IP 68 according to IEC 60529 from both the cable side and the device side in a panel-mount installation.

    PRODUCT Industrial UA Modbus gateway! - The Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway has been released. It is housed in a small form factor gateway that provides secure, powerful and broad connectivity to access data from RTUÕs, PLCs or any other devices that use the Mobus data protocol.

    PRODUCT Enhanced application for virtualisation environment! - With the release of DeltaV Virtual Studio v2.3, Emerson expands the virtualisation capabilities in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) for easy implementation and management of on-line production and off-line development, test and training systems.

    EVENTS Contact-free temperature monitoring in glass processes - Visitors to the glasstec exhibition in Duesseldorf (D), will find temperature monitoring solutions for virtually all stages of glass production and processing at the Raytek/Ircon stand (hall 14, stand A39).

    PRODUCT Operating housings - Rittal's new operating housings based on AE with handle strips, unveiled at this year's Hanover Fair, have been noted for their attractive eye-catching design, based on the support arm system system CP 60/120/180.

    NEWS Best industrial wireless provider! - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) was named the Best Industrial Wireless Provider at the 2014 Asian Manufacturing Awards (AMA) for its OneWireless™ Network, the multi-application, multi-standard industrial wireless network that extends process control networks into the field.

    PRODUCT Smart device app for source measure unit (SMU) instruments - Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android™-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface.

    publications" Major news in the world of automation publishing! - Rick Zabel Under terms of an acquisition agreement, ISA will own, including its website, intellectual property and all associated products, trademarks and copyrights. ISA will incorporate a new wholly-owned subsidiary called, and Rick Zabel (right) will remain the Publisher and Managing Director.

    PRODUCT Explosion-proof sniffer! - The ProtEx® PD6830X Modbus Scanner has just been announced by Precision Digital Corporation. The PD6830X is a rugged, explosion-proof, NEMA 4X / IP68 Modbus master, slave, or snooper (sniffer).

    PRODUCT Power Supplies meet emission standards! - Excelsys Technologies, have recently released Xsolo and XF power supply ranges now meet CE101 and CE102 conducted emission standards by combining with the LCR F19374 High Performance Single Stage Power Line Filter.

    NEWS Distributor for industrial security system for Britain! - Electroustic now distributes Tofino's Xenon industrial firewall. Manufactured by Hirschmann, the Tofino Xenon security system is the latest addition to the Tofino family and is purpose built to provide comprehensive network protection for production systems.

    PRODUCT Strip chart recorders to record electronically! - Yokogawa has enhanced its µR10000/µR20000 series strip chart recorders with the addition of an SD card slot, giving them the ability to record data both electronically and on paper.

    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. Operating on non-contact magnetic sensing with up to 4096 ppr, the encoders are wearfree and provide virtually unlimited service life.

    APPLICATION Remotely operated pneumatic water pumping system keeps Guernsey dry!BLOG - The entire system in a Guernsey plant is run by Festo's CPX remotely operated control system. The site itself is unmanned and is controlled via the SCADA system from the Guernsey Water Offices based five miles away.

    PRODUCT Device management wizard enhanced! - FieldMate™, Yokagawa's versatile software program for configuring, adjusting, and managing a wide variety of field devices used in factories and other production sites is been enhanced.

    PRODUCT Reporting and analysis software! - A new version of its reporting and analysis software, zenon Analyzer 2.20 has been announced by Copa-Data.

    PRODUCT Bench mount oxygen analyser provides cost savings! - The XZR400BM oxygen analyser is a small and light transportable instrument, capable of taking readings of both trace and percentage oxygen levels. It has been introduced to meet the demands of companies that wish to take routine readings from multiple sample points, and is a highly cost-effective solution.

    NEWS Free licenses to enhance real-time control - Emerson Process Management has licensed royalty free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology to improve real-time control performance, simplify tuning and inherently protect against system failures across all control systems.

    EVENTS Gas at Water & Wastewater event! - The organisers of WWEM 2014, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event (Telford, 5/6th November 2014), have announced that this yearÕs show will again feature a Gas Detection Zone following the popularity of this section at previous WWEM events.

    PRODUCT Connector tools - Harting has introduced a new range of tools to aid the assembly of the company's family of industrial connectors.

    PRODUCT Modbus talks BACnet! - The new Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network.

    Research & Education International Instrumentation Symposium issues Call for Abstracts! - The Program Committee of the 61st International Instrumentation Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the instrumentation field to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

    PRODUCT Microwave vector signal analyser & generator - National Instruments has announced the industryÕs widest bandwidth high-performance 26.5 GHz microwave vector signal analyser (VSA) and a fast tuning 20 GHz continuous wave signal generator.

    APPLICATION Control system for a waste-to-energy facility in Cornwall. - Yokogawa France S.A.S., has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility that is being built for SITA Cornwall (GB).

    PRODUCT PXIe Remote Controller with PCIe Gen 2 x8 Link - Adlink Technology has released its new PCIe-PXIe-8638 high performance PXI Express remote controller, enabling remote control of any PXI Express system directly via PC.

    PRODUCT Safe and simple locks! - Rittal's new TS 8 isolator door cover, when deployed in tandem with the actuation mechanisms, adjacent door locking and interconnecting rods, fulfils all requirements of the UL 508 A standard. (A requirement for the North American market.)

    NEWS New member for wireless body! - HIKOB, based in France, has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. This company specialises in building and supporting wireless autonomous multi-points data acquisition systems.

    PRODUCT Sparking a revolution in electrical measurement! - Twenty years after shaking up the electrical measurement market with the DIRIS system, the first multi-measurement solution, SOCOMEC is once again leading the way with its latest technological innovation: DIRIS Digiware, a totally modular and flexible energy measurement and monitoring system.

    PRODUCT Intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensor! - The new ExTemp series of intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensors from Calex Electronics is designed for use in ATEX and IECEx explosive atmospheres up to and including Zone 0 (gas) and Zone 20 (dust), in conjunction with a suitable safety barrier or isolator.

    EVENTS Integrated manufacturing IT solutions - Integrated manufacturing IT solutions to take the key role in the pharma factory of the future, International PAS-X user conference of Werum customers heard in Germany in September.

    EVENTS Workshop for energy! - COPA-DATA's IEC 61850 workshop is aimed at general and control engineers in the energy industry. They will gain in-depth information and a unique technical insight on topics like Ethernet networking, real-time data exchange, network architecture and substation automation.

    PRODUCT Entry level industrial camera retains speed and resolution! - The new JAI 'Go' series of industrial cameras from Stemmer, feature a 5-megapixel global shutter CMOS imager capable of delivering full resolution images at 107 frames/second over a 2 channel, Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link interface.

    PRODUCT Managing regulatory compliance in laboratories - The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe meets the requirements of highly regulated laboratories by providing audit trails, time and date stamping of all actions and version control of all reference data, such as test definitions.

    APPLICATION Measure the Centre of Mass of a Coach or a Bus.BLOG - Applied Measurements were recently commissioned by bus and coach manufacturer Plaxton, (part of the Alexander Dennis group), to design and manufacture a system for measuring the centre of mass of a bus.
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    EVENTS Game-changing operations management software technology - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, continued its 2014 Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, Fla., with an overview of new product releases from its Ampla, Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware product lines.
    People Joe Ettio
    AMICRA Microtechnologies GmbH, has selected Joe Ettipio as Sales Manager for the U.S. Western Region.

    NEWS T & M powersources for USA and Europe! - Interpro Systems have been appointed by Preen, specialist manufacturers of test and measurement power Sources as their distributor for the USA and Europe.

    NEWS Hygrometer approved for explosive atmospheres in Brazil! - Michell InstrumentsÕ MDM300 I.S. high-speed portable dew-point hygrometer has gained certification from INMETRO, the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality for use in hazardous or explosive atmospheres.

    APPLICATION PLC support helps pump OEM create application-specific water pressure boosting systems - The easy configurability of ABB's AC500 PLC range is helping the specialist pump OEM, Plad Equipment, to rapidly produce application-specific pump systems for boosting water pressure in high-rise buildings.

    EVENTS Combined solutions showcased - Schneider Electric kicked off its 2014 Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, Fla., today by showcasing a stronger combined operations management software portfolio, bolstered by the Invensys software product lines the company acquired earlier this year

    PRODUCT Power centre brings BS EN 61439 peace of mind! - Boulting Technology has launched a new range of low voltage (LV) switchboards. The new Boulting Power Centre (BPC) series offers users BS EN 61439 compliance - a mandatory requirement from 1 November 2014.

    PRODUCT Preconfigured A/D XMC Modules for radar, communications & data acquisition applications - The newest members of Pentek's highly popular Onyx® family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the 3-channel Onyx Model 71721 and the 4-channel Onyx Model 71761, 200 MHz 16-bit A/D XMC modules based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA.

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    PRODUCT Conveying and sorting in one.BLOG - Festo has developed a new pneumatic conveyor concept - the WaveHandler - for the transportation and simultaneous sorting of delicate objects.

    White Paper Intelligent Robots, should we be scared? - Mark Proctor of European Automation has written this piece about automation in the smart factory. He highlights industry movement towards greater automation - technological advances and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making the prospect of "lights out" manufacturing seem closer than ever and uses the Siemens facility in Amberg as an example.

    APPLICATION Efficient cooling! - Germany manufacturer SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, from the Swabian area (South Baden-Wurtemburg & East Bavaria States), manufacture moving column machine tools. They rely on Rittal's "Blue e" cooling devices to exploit every possible efficiency potential in enclosure climate control.

    NEWS Agreement tagerts interests in Water and Wastewater markets - Ocean Data Systems (ODS) has announced that Trihedral has partnered with ODS to provide seamless integration of Dream Report with VTScada.

    Research & Education Cyber Security specialist training - To fulfill the stronger demand for ICS professionals with knowledge of cyber security within OT environments, ISA Ireland introduces the ISA99/IEC 62443 Cyber Security Fundamentals Specialist certificate program.

    NEWS Automation community responds to US report on cybersecurity - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has responded to a widely circulated report from the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy that calls for a unified US national strategy to address the serious workforce development needs presented by the multi-dimensional threats of cyber attacks.
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    PRODUCT Unique agreement provides bit error rate tester for Europe! - Microlease plc has announced an agreement on a 6 month project with Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, allowing it to offer the new BERTScope® BSA286CL.

    PRODUCT Portable OTDR! - Yokogawa's Portable OTDR combines measurement automation, user-friendly operation and reliable performance to enable fast, precise optical-fibre characterisation.

    PRODUCT The next generation of mobile memory technology! - Tektronix, Inc has just announced the first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology.

    PRODUCT Cooling solution boosts data-centre energy efficiency! - Rittal's new Liquid Cooling Package (LCP) Hybrid, with a cooling capacity of up to 20kW per rack, comprises a large, high-performance air/water heat exchanger that cools IT components installed inside the server enclosure.

    PRODUCT Connecting 3 phase power. - The new Quicktest QT3, from Cliff Electronics, is a compact, robust 3-Phase power connector designed for temporary, safe and efficient connection of unterminated cables to 440VAC, 3-Phase power supplies.

    NEWS A look at manufacturing in Spain!BLOG - In recent years, European Automation has seen a dip in demand from the area, but the good news is that since the middle of last year, the number of orders from Spain has been on the rise.

    PRODUCT DC calibrator combines precision performance with ease of operation! - The 2553A, a precision DC calibrator from Yokogawa, combines precision performance and ease of use for the calibration of measuring instruments including analogue meters, thermometers, temperature transmitters and data loggers.

    PRODUCT Explosion-proof moisture transmitter! - Michell Instrument's newly launched Easidew PRO XP explosion proof dew-point transmitter is now available with an optional integral display, for improved ease of use.

    PRODUCT Robust communications interface for rail & harsh industrial applications! - Han® Coax ETCS connector, from Harting, features robust communications interface for rail and harsh industrial applications.

    APPLICATION Sensors for TOC monitoring - Sensors from Edinburgh Sensors, are now being integrated into a number of systems for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) measurement.

    publications" Machine vision resources for everyone! - A 450-page Imaging and Vision Handbook, regular training courses, mobile device apps and a dedicated video channel are just some of the comprehensive machine vision resources provided by Stemmer Imaging.

    PRODUCT Multi-database functionality ensures versatility in LIMS - The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), from Autoscribe Informatics is supplied complete with 3 separate databases.

    APPLICATION Burner management system migration for South Africa - Emerson Process Management has successfully completed a DeltaV SIS burner management system migration project in Sasol's integrated chemical plant in Sasolburg, (ZA).

    White Paper Smart field devices! - ACM Facility Safety published a white paper, "Using Smart Field Devices to Improve Safety System Performance," shows how safety monitoring software and smart field devices can improve safety system performance and operation.

    PRODUCT One Ethernet hardware - any industrial Ethernet network - New Ethernet solution from HMS Industrial Networks makes it possible for device manufacturers to download the industrial Ethernet protocol of choice to standardized Ethernet hardware from HMS.

    NEWS Certification boosts demand for FTIR multigas analyser - Quantitech has experienced a surge in demand for the Gasmet portable FTIR emissions analyser, the DX4000.

    PRODUCT Long life peri-pump with added chemical resistance! - Blue-White® has introduced a new heavy duty pump tube, Flex-A-Prene™ available exclusively for Blue-White's Flex-Pro® and Proseries-M® Peristaltic Metering Pumps.

    PRODUCT Food safety and reliability ensured - Augmenting Festo's 'Clean Design' portfolio, the MPA-C valve terminal sets a new industry standard by meeting the requirements for protection class IP69K and CRC4 - the highest corrosion resistance class from Festo.

    StandardsWireless standard achieves international recognition! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," has been unanimously approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as an international standard and will be published by year end with the designation IEC 62734.

    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 legg 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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