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    NEWS Emissions monitoring certification awarded. - The Gasmet Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS II e) and the portable (DX4000) FTIR analysers have been awarded an MCERTS certificate (Sira MC030014/08) demonstrating compliance with the MCERTS Performance Standards EN15267-3 & QAL 1 as defined in EN 14181. The certificate demonstrates enhanced performance across an extended range of gases.

    PRODUCT Hoods and housings! - Harting has extended its range of Han® HPR series hoods and housings, these are designed for safety-critical applications in harsh and dynamic environments, such as railways and rail vehicles.

    PRODUCT Online humidity calculator. - With the online humidity calculator from E+E Elektronik, humidity-related parameters can be calculated quickly and easily. In contrast to other programs, it takes into account the measurement uncertainties.

    EVENTS Hyperspectral imaging training. - Stemmer Imaging's new dedicated British Customer Centre at its Tongham offices is devoted to customer activities and will host a free hyperspectral imaging training day on July 5th 2016.

    PRODUCT Gender changing connections! - Cliff Electronics have added two new connectors to their very successful range of XLR-Format Feedthrough Data Connectors. The new chassis mounted “gender change” sockets are available in USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A versions and allow designers to integrate USB2 networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio and industrial applications.

    PRODUCT Vibration filtering accelerometers and tilt switches. - Memsic has announced a unique new family of a sensors providing tip-over and acceleration sensing in a wide range of Automotive, Industrial and Consumer applications, such as motorcycle and off-road vehicle tip-over detection, vehicle navigation and Digital SLR camera horizontal position detection.

    PRODUCT Wirelessly-monitored storage tank emergency vents. - Emerson has introduced wirelessly-monitored Enardo 2000 emergency pressure relief vents (EPRVs) that provide safety control by managing abnormally high storage tank pressures in the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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    PRODUCT Power & data connectivity at workstations. - Schneider Electric has announced the launch of its Desk Unit range. The advanced suite of products combines industry leading modular design flexibility, quality and ease of installation. The comprehensive range has been engineered for commercial and residential applications, to provide elegant and practical solutions for power and data connectivity at work stations.
    Shawn Opatka Werum IT Solutions has appointed Shawn Opatka as Vice President Sales & Marketing in North America.

    PRODUCT PE module connection. - Harting has announced an additional Han-Modular® PE module for the pluggable connection of large PE (Protective Earth) cross sections of between 10 and 35 mm².

    PRODUCT Push Button Switches. - A range of rugged illuminated pushbutton switches from Dailywell Electronics are available from Diamond Electronics.

    APPLICATION Testing conditions for tank testers. - Steve Drake from Ashtead Technology believes that the most efficient approach to the maintenance of tanks is based on a flexible non-intrusive inspection programme.

    PRODUCT Fanless PSU. - The CoolX600 Series is the new, revolutionary, convection-cooled modular power supply platform from Excelsys Technologies which delivers an incredible 600W without fan assisted cooling from a very compact 8.5 x 4.5 x 1U package.

    NEWS Major British award for asset management consultant. - The Asset Management consulting and training services company MCP, is celebrating the award of Britain's highest accolade for business success -The Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.

    PRODUCT Miniature pressure transducer. - The Model 188 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer is part of Interface Force's GP:50 range of pressure sensors and transmitters for hazardous and harsh environments.

    video Rigidity in a linear actuator. - Thomson Industries has released an educational video that provides design engineers with best practice tips on how to increase the rigidity of a linear actuator.

    APPLICATION Current sensors and renewable energy. - Harting has released information for the first time about the uptake of its current sensors by the renewable energy industry.

    PRODUCT Multicomponent dynamometer. - The stationary, multicomponent dynamometer from Kistler Instruments has been designed specifically for measuring forces and moments in all three axes produced during high performance cutting processes with high accuracy and signal quality for the precise analysis of drilling, cutting and grinding at high removal rates.
    Ken Roberts Following the acquisition of Quantitech by Gasmet Technologies, Ken Roberts has been appointed as the company's new Managing Director.

    NEWS Gas analysis workshop report. - Gasmet Technologies organised a meeting in Lisbon, immediately prior to the CEM 2016 conference and exhibition in May, to provide delegates with an insight into the wide variety of applications for which FTIR technology is employed.

    EVENTS What will be important in RFID? - RFID tomorrow 2016 is an intense, unique congress experience which features an exhibition, SpeedLabs, and a conference, in a concentrated working atmosphere over 2,500 square meters Duesseldorf (D), very close to the airport, which is held from 19th to 20th September.

    PRODUCT Gas Detection Controller. - Designed to meet SIL1 requirements, the new MX 32, from Tyco Gas & Flame Detection, is a compact, low-profile controller that continuously monitors gas detection.

    PRODUCT No more wires - Strain Gauge! - The new P-DMS Polymer Strain Gauge from Hoffmann + Krippner is now shipping. This compact and cost-effective solution for measuring pressure is based on their patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB board.

    PRODUCT Future-proof and cost-effective I/O system. - The IS1+ Remote I/O system makes it easy to achieve considerable savings in planning, installation, commissioning, and operating costs.

    EVENTS Power symposium not to be missed. - The preliminary program for its 59th Power Industry Division (POWID) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Symposium, to be held 27-30 June 2016 in Charlotte, (NC USA).

    PRODUCT Precision metering pump. - Blue-White®'s all New Proseries-M® MD-3 Chemical Metering Pump, provides Precision Chemical Metering for the Treatment of Municipal Water & Waste Water.

    web Site Timing technology on line! - Mouser Electronics, has launched its new Timing Technology site, designed to give engineers easy-to-access information on the latest technical advances in timers, counters, and clocks.

    PRODUCT Speeding Time-to-Deployment of Embedded Computing Applications. - Abaco Systems have announced AXIS DataView, an innovative extension to the company’s AXIS software development environment. DataView is unique in the market, and allows customers to rapidly develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for their embedded applications deployed on Abaco Systems hardware.

    PRODUCT New features and options for watermeter! - Krohne has introduced several new features and options for WATERFLUX 3070. As water meters are often installed in remote locations, reducing the frequency of visits to the sites and the time spend on set-up and maintenance is crucial.

    NEWS Industrial Ethernet switches certified! - Harting has announced that its Ha-VIS eCon 2000 and 3000 16-port unmanaged Ethernet switches are now certified by DNV and GL (Germanischer Lloyd) as compliant with Det Norske Veritas' rules for classification of Ships, High Speed & Light Craft and Det Norske Veritas' Offshore standards.

    APPLICATION Complete Tensile Monitoring System Delivered in Under 1 Week. - Clark Masts, a telescopic and sectional mast manufacturer, needed a way to accurately monitor the tensile stress in the guy cables of their newly developed super-heavy telescopic masts and they needed it urgently. Using Applied Measurements' DBBSM S-beam load cell with the rod end bearings, Clark Masts increased the overall efficiency of their tensile monitoring system.
    Joe Haugh Robert Perks s Vice President of Werum's American operation

    EVENTS Keynote speaker at Water & Waste Symposium announced! - Steven D. Drew, the Water Resources Director for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina and a national delegate of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), will deliver the keynote address at ISA's 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium (2-4 August 2016 in Orlando, FL USA)

    NEWS Safety certification. - Yokogawa has received TÜV Rheinland certification for Functional Safety Management (FSM) IEC 61511-1:2003 SIS Integration Phase 4 (Design and Engineering), FSM 159.

    PRODUCT Calibration device puts HART at user's fingertips. - The Fluke 154 provides HART communication functionality that, when combined with a Fluke 750 Series Documenting Process Calibrator or 720 Series Multifunction Process Calibrator, enables the user to calibrate the full range of HART devices used in the process industry.

    PRODUCT Transducers for high-precision current measurements. - Harting has announced the launch of a new range of current transformers. These transformers have been developed in close collaboration with key the companies in wind energy plant construction to specifically meet key 'alternative energy industry' requirements.

    PRODUCT Encoder with EtherCAT interface. - Hengstler has extended their ACURO® AC58 product line with the widely-used EtherCAT interface. The number of systems using this open, powerful, Ethernet-based system continues to grow at a rapid pace.

    Standards Wireless nominations being evaluated! - The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute is currently evaluating candidates for the 2016 ISA100 Wireless Excellence in Automation Award.

    PRODUCT Range of detector switches. - An extended product range of detector switches is now available from knitter-switch. Detector-switches are used for recognition of variation or manipulation of movable or removable parts.

    PRODUCT Secure remote connections to the network edge. - WeConnect is a new solution that Westermo has developed to allow connectivity to remote networks using the internet

    PRODUCT Certified wireless compliance. - The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute has announced that Yokogawa Electric Corporation has successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification for its latest ISA100 Wireless Stack implementation, the F9092RB.

    PRODUCT Positioning drive for manufacturing systems. - The EMCA positioning drive from Festo, consists of a maintenance-free and wear-resistant brushless DC motor with integrated power and control electronics.

    PRODUCT High power modular drives. - Control Techniques has extended its range of high power modular drives. Both its Unidrive M and Powerdrive F300 variable speed drive ranges are now available in the larger frame size 11, providing a flexible method of building compact, reliable high-power solutions.

    PRODUCT See your process - anywhere in the world! - Schneider Electric™ has launched a new Software as a Service offer - Eurotherm Online Services (EOS). An integrated online platform and management tool for overseeing calibration records and regulatory status, EOS offers an automated, digitized process for easy collection and retrieval of critical process data - from shop floor to top floor - when and where required.

    PRODUCT High-density signal conditioning modules - A full line of microBlox™ isolated signal conditioning modules are now available from Acromag. Offering over 175 models, microBlox uB modules can safely interface a wide variety of voltage, current, temperature, frequency, and other field signals with a ±5V or 0-5V DC output to host measurement & control systems.

    PRODUCT Software for 3D Data Exchange. - The current version of the conversion software "3D Evolution 4.0 SP2" from Core Technologie, makes it possible for the first time to automatically take over material specifications during the JT data exchange.

    PRODUCT Ultra-miniature, high-precision pressure and temperature transducer. - Emerson's Paine™ 310-38-0050 Series Transducer acquires critical data for smoother and more efficient downhole oil and gas operations

    PRODUCT USB data connectors. - The latest addition to Cliff Electronics rapidly expanding range of XLR-Format Feedthrough Data Connectors is a USB Type - C format socket. This new high speed connector offers system integrators and panel builders a number of useful features.

    PRODUCT 2-wire loop powered operating device for process analysis sensors. - SMARTMAC 200 W is a 2-wire loop powered operating device with HART 7 communication to the SMARTPAT series just introduced by Krohne .

    White Paper Industry 4.0 & IIoT papers! - Harting has published two new 'whitepapers' for businesses planning to implement 'Industry 4.0' methods and 'Industrial Internet of Things' networks.

    PRODUCT Safe disconnect in accordance with IEC 62626-1. - Two safety switches (load disconnect switches) from R. Stahl, Sers 8146/5-V37 and 8150/5-V37, give users a wide range of products that comply with IEC/EN 62626-1, class 1.

    PRODUCT Versatility, Capability and Economy in Industrial Process Monitoring. - A significant upgrade to United Electric Controls' One Series line of explosion-proof, programmable transmitters and switches has appeared. The new line compresses all of the functionality of the preceding line into only five models while adding new operational, programming and diagnostics capabilities.

    NEWS Scopes in space! - Scope Rider sent into space to initiate quest for innovative and unusual applications for handheld oscilloscope. Rohde & Schwarz has launched a competition to find the most innovative use for its recently announced this rugged portable oscilloscope with lab performance.

    Emerson Improve Operations Performance White Papers

    PRODUCT Position sensors. - ZF Electronic Systems Pleasant Prairie LLC (formerly CHERRY Industrial Solutions) has two new sensor products. The new sensor products consist of a Linear Position sensor (LIN Series), as well as another angle position sensor (ANG series) to complement the existing sensor line.

    NEWS 5 year guarantee VOC detector! - Further underlining its commitment to providing unrivalled technical support and first class service delivery, Ion Science is reminding its global customers to register their gas detection instrumentation online to benefit from industry-beating extended warranties.

    PRODUCT Valve island customers given greater flexibility! - ASCO have added a new valve size to their Valve Islands range which gives users greater flexibility across a variety of applications and industries.

    PRODUCT Submersible level transmitters. - The Model 59Y submersible level transmitter series, designed to provide accurate, continuous liquid level measurements of water and wastewater within industrial and municipal environments has been launchee by Viatran.

    PRODUCT Surge suppressor Kit. - A surge suppressor kit is now available for use with Moore Industries’ field-installed instruments enclosed in our BH and SB housings. The kit is approved for use in Explosion Proof applications in the United States/Canada (sCSAus) and Australia/New Zealand (ANZEx).

    PRODUCT Small system turbo blowers - The turbo series TB from Aerzen was particularly developed for biologically operating wastewater treatment plants with small and medium volume flow requirements.

    PRODUCT Pre-Tested Solution to Analyse Time-Series Sensor Data. - National Instruments (NI) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), have announced a collaboration to facilitate the availability of pre-tested Big Analog Data™ solutions based on NI DataFinder Server Edition software and HPE Moonshot Systems.

    video How to customize a base model electric linear actuator. - Thomson Industries has released an educational video that offers design engineers advice and best practice tips on how to properly customise a base model electric linear actuator for a specific application.

    NEWS Worldwide hub for semicon and IG customers reopened! - Servomex has celebrated the reopening of its Americas Technical Center (TC) located at in Woburn (Mass USA) following an extensive refurbishment including the refit of the facility's manufacturing capabilities.

    APPLICATION Drives commissioning from anywhere. - When Newton Tesla sets up new variable speed drives for their customers, they can do configuration, re-programming and monitoring from any location. By connecting the HMS Netbiter gateway to their drives systems, they can offer their customers immediate assistance and do remote commissioning during the critical start-up period.

    PRODUCT Fieldbus power supply with integrated FF H1 diagnostics. - ISbus fieldbus power supplies from the 9412 range from R Stahl, provide flexible diagnostic capabilities for the Foundation Fieldbus H1 as a standard feature: they continuously monitor physical layer parameters such as voltage and current, signal level, noise, jitter and shield shorts (unbalance).

    PRODUCT Ruggedised computer. - Harting has announced the commercial availability in Britain of its ruggedised computer, MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture).

    EVENTS Call for papers for CAN Conference - The 16th international CAN Conference (iCC) to be held in the historic Town Hall of Nuremberg (D) on March 7 and 8, 2017 in conjunction with CiA’s 25th anniversary. The call for papers for the conference has been announced.

    PRODUCT Calibrating human vibration accellerometers! - Svantek has launched a new portable vibration calibrator. The hand-held SV110 is designed for verification of machine sensors as well as on-site checks of human vibration accelerometers, in accordance to ISO 8041.

    PRODUCT Pressure transmitter for demanding environments. - Viatran Corporation has announced the global market introduction of its industry-exclusive Model 386 Flush Tip Pressure Transmitter.

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    PRODUCT M12 connectors for switches! - Microprecision Electronics SA switches are now available with an M12 connector integrated directly into the housing, thus making for easy and flexible interfacing to a bus interconnect box.
    PRODUCT Cloud-based sensor services. - Sensors are valuable sources of information and can also be used outside of conventional machine and plant engineering to optimize processes and conserve resources. Pepperl+Fuchs shows connections of sensors to various cloud platforms in a solutions park.

    APPLICATION Emissions testing! - An advanced FTIR analyser installed at Intertek’s engine test facility in Milton Keynes (B), by Quantitech, is enabling engineers to improve the quality of their tests on the gaseous components of engine exhaust emissions.

    NEWS Strategic alliance in process analysis! - Berlin-based process analytical specialist Knick Elektronische Messgeräte (Knick) and Cincinnati-based M4 Instruments have announced their mutual strategic investment in M4 Knick LLC, Cincinnati (USA)

    APPLICATION Gas alarm system protects waste treatment staff. - How a wastewater treatment facility is employing the latest gas detection technology from Air Monitors to raise an alarm when low levels of H2S arise.

    PRODUCT CO2 Calibration kit. - The CO2 Zero Calibration kit was developed, following a customer request, to allow less calibration gas to be used when checking the Edinburgh Sensors CO2 Guardian monitor range.

    PRODUCT Multifunction installation testers. - Fluke has launched the new 1660 Series Multifunction Installation Testers, the only installation testers that help prevent damage to connected appliances.

    Research & Education Project for intelligent sensor systems for Industry 4.0. - Eleven research partners now aim to simplify and accelerate the development of intelligent multi-sensor systems. As part of the RoMulus project, they want to standardize and refine the steps leading up to the finished product in such a way that it is possible to produce even small quantities in a cost-effective manner. As a result, they are improving the market position of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the sensor technology sector.

    NEWS Award for enclosure distributor! - For the second year running, Foremost Electronics has won the award for Channel Partner with the best growth performance in sales from Pentair Schroff the market leading electronic equipment enclosure manufacturer.

    PRODUCT Electrical and mechanical performance of electric motors. - The new Fluke® 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyser uses innovative algorithms to analyse not only three-phase power quality but also torque, efficiency and speed, to determine system performance and detect overloaded conditions, eliminating the need for motor load sensors.

    NEWS A simplified supply chain for the analyser needs. - A new service – ASI or Analyser System Integration has been announced by Yokogowa. This makes Yokogawa a true one-stop-shop for ASI at both green-field or brown-field projects of almost any size, thus helping project owners to simplify their supply chains as they need only deal with a single team for all analytical requirements.

    PRODUCT Flexible and reliable DCS access with Thin Client terminals. - Series 500 Remote HMIs from R. Stahl HMI Systems are an ideal software and hardware package for operating current control systems in the process industry. Designed for safe and comfortable access to Emerson, Siemens, Yokogawa, Honeywell, Allen Bradley, ABB, Rockwell or Schneider control solutions, the Thin Clients are suitable for interoperation with both classic workstations as well as the ever more popular Virtual Machines (VMs).

    NEWS Summer discount on personal vibration dosimeter! - Svantek has announced its summer promotion. Until September 2016, the Bedford-based business is offering 15% discount on its range of noise and vibration dosimeters for occupational health and safety monitoring, including the SV104 personal noise meter and SV103 personal vibration meter.

    EVENTS Process control & safety papers sought! - ISA's 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition is seeking authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in process measurement and control - particularly in the chemical and energy processing and other key process industry sectors - to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference prior to the 22 July deadline.

    PRODUCT Four-wire Coriolis mass flowmeters and transmitters family launched! - Yokogawa has announced the global release in all markets of ROTAMASSTotal Insight (TI), a new portfolio of four-wire Coriolis mass flowmeters and transmitters.

    Research & Education Research and development - industry's road to success! - Andrew Keith, engineering director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, discusses the role of research and development in the manufacturing industry.

    APPLICATION RH probes on-line! - Michell's new web shop is now open for business, giving customers in Europe a quick and simple way to order and pay securely for a comprehensive range of relative humidity transmitters.

    PRODUCT Field replaceable SMA connectors. - Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced a range of cost effective, field replaceable SMA and 2.9mm connectors providing solderless attachment to 0.141" (RG402) semi rigid cables and 2.9mm connectors for 0.085"(RG405) and 0.141" cables.

    PRODUCT Smaller push-pull connectors! - Fischer Connectors, the worldwide innovator in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, today launched an even smaller ultra-miniature connector, MiniMax 06, as an extension of its miniature high-density product range, the Fischer MiniMax™ Series.

    PRODUCT Pneumatic process actuator turns heads! - Festo has leveraged its design capability, manufacturing scale and logistical strengths to offer customers a modern quarter turn actuator - DFPD, with price reductions of up to 20% compared with previous models, as well as next day delivery.

    APPLICATION Precision laser module - If the alignment of a laser is not possible because, for example, it is placed in a fix bore hole or adjustment is too complex, then Laser Components' precision laser may be used.

    PRODUCT New Micro PLC provides PAC power plus... - The FC6A MicroSmart is a powerful PLC with up to 520 I/O just released by IDEC Corporation. The MicroSmart PLC provides the power of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost controller with a small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications.

    EVENTS Best & brightest in Water/Wastewater! - The best and brightest minds-including five eminent speakers-will address the critical issues and challenges in automation facing the water/wastewater industry at the 10th Annual ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, next August in Orlando (FL USA).

    APPLICATION MagMeter for concrete batching applications. - The new Badger Meter M7600 Flow Meter combines the most advanced electromagnetic flow metering technology, with a simple, yet robust output, providing an easy-to-use flow measurement solution for use in a wide range of concrete batching applications.

    PRODUCT Inert media separation valves. - Humphrey Products is expanding the line of products suitable for use in the medical and analytical markets with the introduction of the iDP Valve family. Humphrey iDP are a series of inert media separation valves, specifically designed for aggressive liquids and gases.

    PRODUCT Tool-free quick termination. - Harting has announced the introduction of its new Han® ES Press contact inserts with tool-free quick connection technology. These new inserts significantly reduce assembly time during wiring. In addition, jumpers offer the possibility of potential multiplication in the connector.

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    Research & Education Research collaboration agreed. - Emerson Process Management and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement under which they will create a new centre for research and development on the methods of using 3D printing for the manufacture of industrial control valves.

    PRODUCT Remote I/O modules for Ex i solenoid valves supplant valve islands. - Stahl's DOMV solenoid valve block for integration into the Zone 1 IS1+ Remote I/O system saves space, reduces costs and enhances availability.

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    Research & Education To Buy, or Not to Buy - that is the question! - Several years ago Ashtead Technology was known as Ashtead Technology Rentals, and specialised in hiring the latest technology for those with a short-term or project-based instrumentation requirement. However, many of Ashtead's customers had a frequent requirement for the same instrument, so the company now also offers instruments for sale. Nevertheless, the decision on whether to rent or buy is affected by a number of factors.
    PRODUCT Simple, reliable software option provides multiple phase measurement. - The Micro Motion Advanced Phase Measurement (APM) is a software option available on the Model 5700 Transmitter. The software solution helps improve measurement accuracy across diverse industries in challenging multi-phase applications such as direct wellhead and separator net oil measurement in the oilfield and starch concentration for food and beverage plants.

    PRODUCT The world's smallest ProfiBus master interface for PCs. - The PBpro USB from Softing, has the size of a matchbox and can be easily stowed in any laptop bag - a convenient companion for mobile use.

    PRODUCT Peristaltic metering pump enhanced. - The FLEXFLO® Peristaltic Pumps, from Blue-White, offer a design which is both self-priming and Valve-less (cannot vapor lock or lose prime). Peristaltic Design is well suited for abrasive, thick, and gaseous fluids that can foul conventional metering pumps.

    PRODUCT Wireless module with Merged Serial and Ethernet. - The WNM Wireless Network Module from Moore Industries has been redesigned with a new, sleeker housing and now incorporates both Serial and Ethernet communications in one model.

    PRODUCT Thermal imager + Multimeter. - Fluke has introduced the 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter, the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. It is also a member of the Fluke Connect® family of wireless test tools.

    EVENTS Photochemistry and Photophysics examined. - The first annual Edinburgh Instruments' Lectureship in Photochemistry and Photophysics at Duke University (NC USA) was held April 29th, 2016, with great success.

    PRODUCT Measuring CO2 Concentration up to 50,000 ppm. - The modular CO2 transmitter EE870 from E+E Elektronik now measures CO2 concentration up to 5% CO2 (50,000 ppm). The extended measuring range makes the EE870, consisting of CO2 probe, conversion board and connection cable, even more versatile.

    Webinar Dreading the alarm review? - A free webinar presented by Dr Alan Mahoney, Technical Director of Process Plant Computing Ltd (PPCL) on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May demonstrates how to improve the alarm review process by including process operating envelopes at all stages.
    NEWS American Chemical Council has new affiliate. - Yokogawa Corporation of America has been approved as an affiliate member by the Board of Directors for the American Chemical Council (ACC). The ACC is America's oldest trade association of its kind, representing companies engaged in the business of chemistry.

    PRODUCT Accurate monitoring of indoor air quality. - AcSoft Health & Safety is targeting the facilities management industry with its range of reliable and accurate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitors from E Instruments.

    PRODUCT Moisture verification with NDIR measurement devices. - Laser Components brings three new filters on the market that are selected in such a way as to significantly reduce the crosstalk to other gases to achieve uncomplicated measurements with NDIR measurement devices.

    PRODUCT Wireless rotating torque sensor. - The Basic Line Torque Sensor from Kistler Instruments, Type 4520A Torque Sensor, uses FM wireless technology to transmit the signal from the rotating shaft and so eliminates the signal distortion and loss inherent in slip-ring sensors.

    PRODUCT IS1+ Remote I/O system communicates ticks approval. - The latest generation of explosion-protected Remote I/O systems from R. Stahl, IS1+ for installation in zone 1 and zone 2 or Division 1 or Division 2, enables fast communication via Foundation Fieldbus High Speed Ethernet (FF HSE).

    PRODUCT Intelligent inventory management! - Anglia Components has launched a new intelligent inventory management service offering vibrant electronics manufacturers a flexible, instantly accessible inventory of commodity components on an invoice at usage basis to support their growth.

    PRODUCT Commissioning and maintenance of dew-point transmitters. - Michell Instruments has upgraded its diagnostic tool - the Universal Communications Kit - to enable users of their Easidew and Pura ranges to carry out on-site checks and reconfigure their dew-point transmitters simply and easily.

    NEWS Memorandum of Understanding signed - The OPC Foundation and CAN in Automation have agreed to collaborate in the development of specifications, white papers, guidelines and processes that provide the infrastructure necessary for the two organizations to promote system wide interoperability.

    Research & Education Process networking seminar. - A highly practical seminar from Profibus International (GB) will address the key issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. Scheduled for Manchester (GB) on 29th June 2016, 50% of the seminar time will be dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience.
    PRODUCT Smart Communicator App. - ProComSol has released a major update to its DevComDroid App, an Android based Smart Device Communicator Application for HART instruments.

    PRODUCT High-density 2 Amp PXI relay module. - Pickering Interfaces has launched a new High-Density 2 Amp PXI Relay Module.

    NEWS Sensor manufacturer recognised for excellence. - Baumer Group has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating.

    PRODUCT Hybrid laser analyser for continuous gas analysis. - Emerson has released the Rosemount CT5100 continuous gas analyser, the world's only hybrid analyser to combine Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) and Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) measurement technologies for process gas analysis and emissions monitoring.

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    NEWS Global partnership give increased and more efficient MES ability. - Zenith Technologies and Werum IT Solutions have formed a global partnership to support pharmaceutical companies with the implementation of manufacturing execution system (MES) technology to improve production performance.

    NEWS Two million mag meters plus... - Endress+Hauser has produced over two million electromagnetic flowmeters since 1977.

    NEWS Canada has oldest solinoid valve! - The Industrial Group of Moog Inc declared Doug Bitner, manager for the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering Fluid Power Lab, the winner of its contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve after he sent in a video showing lab equipment running with a Moog 21 Series servo valve manufactured in 1963.

    APPLICATION 75% energy savings in extrusion application. - When Tech Folien Ltd, based in Liverpool (GB), was faced with the issue of obsolescence, which made it extremely challengingin achieving savings on energy consumption, the company turned to Emerson official partner RJW, who designed and installed a solution which delivered energy savings of over 75%.

    White Paper Optimising steam generation & condensate recovery processes for maximum profit. - Magnetrol International has developed the Steam Generation Cycle and Condensate Recovery Process Optimization Kit to help commercial and heavy industries identify the hidden costs that result from instrumentation poorly suited to their application in these processes.

    PRODUCT Datacentre tool box! - A new Datacentre Tool Box from Microlease has been introduced to equip data centre engineering teams and their subcontractors with the varied instrumentation support that they need to complete installation, upgrades and routine maintenance projects in a single package.

    NEWS Certification for enhanced #FTIR emissions analyser. - The CEMS II e continuous emissions monitoring system from Gasmet has successfully completed EN 15267-3 testing using FTIR technology for the analysis of low range HF, low range NO, CH4 and Formaldehyde.

    PRODUCT Stainless steel explosion proof junction box! - United Electric Controls (UE,) has a new 316 stainless steel explosion proof junction box. The box is available assembled with the company's stainless steel product lines such as the compact, dual seal certified, explosion proof 12 Series pressure and temperature switches as well as the hermetically sealed TX200 pressure transmitters.

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