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    PeopleDaniel Seiler
    The executive board of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has appointed Daniel Seiler as CEO.
    NEWS Larger facility for high level of service! - Power conversion specialists Ideal Power Ltd have moved to a larger facility to ensure continued high levels of customer support as the company's sales grow and to accommodate their expanding telesales team.

    PRODUCT Multiphysics software speeds the optimisation of electrical machines. - A powerful new version of the Opera electromagnetic and multiphysics design software has been launched by Cobham Technical Services.

    APPLICATION Protecting fragile portable instruments! - GB Wild Water Racing (WWR) have chosen to transport their timing equipment, to and from races throughout Britain & Europe, in the safety of a Nanuk portable waterproof protective case from Leafield.

    PRODUCT SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for LNG facility! - Yokogawa and GasSecure AS, a Dräger owned company, announce the delivery of the world's first SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for use at an LNG facility in Northern Europe.

    Publication Moisture calibration subject of new e-books. - Michell Instruments has issued two e-books which cover different aspects of humidity and moisture calibration. The e-books are available for free from Michell's website.
    Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin
    Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin, co-founders of Linear Technology, have received the EDN and EE Times ACE Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    NEWS New member for ICSI. - Bedrock Automation has become a member with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI). This is the latest in a growing number of companies to support the ISASecure® Cyber Security Conformance Scheme.

    NEWS Optical & wireless comms laboratory. - Tektronix, and IRCICA, a major French research laboratory, have opened a new optical and wireless communications innovation laboratory at the University of Lille (F).

    PRODUCT Proportional valve with an external sensor input. - A new proportional valve VPPX with an external sensor input has been launched by Festo. It offers users improved performance, maximum flexibility and excellent process quality.

    PRODUCT Positions available in supplier to environment & occupational health sectors. - Leading designer and manufacturer of gas detection equipment for the environment and occupational health, Ion Science has announced a recruitment drive across a number of departments at its facility in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire (GB) as a result of recent growth.

    PRODUCT Precision liquid injection! - The CHEM-PRO® M series diaphragm metering pump from Blue-White, is engineered and designed for precision liquid injection in municipal water treatment applications, exceeds industry standards.

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    PRODUCT Entrained Gas Managementnow available for twin straight tube Coriolis flowmeters. - The OPTIMASS 1400 and OPTIMASS 2400 with the new signal converter MFC 400 has been introduced by Krohne. Thereby, the Entrained Gas Management EGM feature is now available for the twin straight tube sensors, providing no loss of measurement with gas entrainment up to 100%.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switches permit flexible communication. - Siemens is expanding its range of managed Industrial Ethernet switches with a new product line. The cost-effective Layer 2 Scalance XB-200 switches provide high data rates up to 100 Mbps and a multitude of functions.

    NEWS Radiometer/ Photometers range to be discontinued! - As a result of G&H Instruments' continuing effort to optimise the value and performance of their instrumentation solutions, we announce the immediate discontinuation of the OL 730 Radiometer/Photometer Series.

    PRODUCT CO2 Detector launched! - Oldham has launched the CTX 300 CO2 detectorThe CTX 300 is a 4-20 mA analog detector designed for industrial applications in areas without explosion hazard classifications.

    APPLICATION Drives help stretch handling & palletising machines to the limit! - Render Technology, a specialist in the manufacture of end-of-line handling and palletising machines for the packaging market, has switched its drives partner to Emerson.
    PeopleRob Hardy
    SEAL Analytical has announced the appointment of Rob Hardy as Sales Manager in Britain.

    PRODUCT Data analysis and report generation software enhanced! - Ocean Data Systems (ODS) advises that their Dream Report version 4.64 is now available. This release is primarily focused on OEM partner enhancements for Schneider Electric, GE Intelligent Platforms, Mitsubishi and Yokogawa, but it also delivers feature and productivity enhancements to benefit all existing customers.

    PRODUCT Set-up of automated cells made simple. - Sinumerik 828 controllers from Siemens offer a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tools. This represents an integral part of automated production cells set-up.

    PRODUCT Ex position switch with analogue output. - The steute business division Extreme presents its Ex HS 98 position switch. The difference between it and other position switches in the extensive steute range for explosive environments is that this switch does not work with conventional "on-off" technology. Instead, it emits an analogue signal which corresponds to the position of the actuator or plunger.

    APPLICATION VOC monitoring keep things on track!BLOG - Award-winning geotechnical company, BAMRitchies Limited, is using an Ion Science handheld Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) for nightly monitoring of volatile organic compound (VOCs) concentrations during on-site headspace testing of contaminated soil samples on railway contracts.
    Craig Day is Product Specialist to support the introduction of Quantitech's tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technologies in Britain & Ireland.

    PRODUCT F-ROM in the process industries. - A hazardous area Remote I/O solution for the "Foundation for Remote Operations Management (F-ROM)" of the Fieldbus Foundation (now a member of the FieldComm Group) has been introduced by R. Stahl in co-operation with Softing.

    PRODUCT Enhanced Rugged+ TFT display delivers high temperature performance. - The TX18D205VM0BAA, from KOE, features the latest generation of IPS (in-plane switching) technology, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution and a 15:9 wide aspect ratio, improved optical performance and an extended operating temperature range.

    video Setting up a limit switch. - Thomson Industries has released a new educational video to help design engineers to setup a limit switch correctly with a Thomson linear unit.

    EVENTS Brisk pre-registration for water & wastewater sympsium! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) tells us that pre-registration activity for the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium has been brisk.

    PRODUCT Bi-directional flow sensors. - The MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor has been launched by Memsic. It is intended for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices, process control, and natural gas measurement.

    APPLICATION Software expertise in a keg! - Huber Packaging Group GmbH in Germany, needs to respond with the utmost flexibility to seasonal fluctuations and wideranging customer tastes. This is a challenge the design department has met using the Solid Edge portfolio from Siemens PLM Software. Simple operation and supplementary programs provide valuable support to the company's metal packaging development engineers.
    PeopleClive Martell
    Renishaw has appointed Clive Martell MSc, CEng, MIET as Head of Global Additive Manufacturing.

    PRODUCT Simple multi-point temperature monitoring. - The PyroMiniBus, a simple system of infrared temperature sensors and interface modules designed to make multi-point industrial temperature monitoring easier and more affordable, has been launched by Calex Electronics Ltd.

    NEWS I/O connectors distribution in Britain announced! - MH Connectors has concluded a distribution agreement with Azcon CSL Ltd., a high-service distributor broadly specialising in electro mechanical technologies.

    PRODUCT Connecting industrial outstations inexpensively and securely. - Siemens enables telecontrol applications based on the Sinaut ST7 telecontrol protocol with the new CP 1243-8 IRC communication processor. The new communication processor makes it possible to connect Simatic S7-1200 controllers as outstations (remote terminal units/RTUs) to higher-level ST7 stations with minimum effort and low costs.

    PRODUCT Complete pressure portfolio. - With the release of the OPTIBAR series, KROHNE extends its range of process instrumentation to include pressure measurement.During ACHEMA 2015, a complete portfolio for process pressure, hydrostatic pressure and differential pressure was unveiled.

    PRODUCT Explosion-proof HVAC system for process control system cabinets. - Intertec has developed an innovative ATEX-compliant HVAC system that provides a complete all-in-one climate control and personnel safety solution for walk-in style process analytical instrumentation shelters.

    PeopleDan Coruz
    Servomex has appointed Dan Coruz as General Manager - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).
    PRODUCT Diaphragm valve with integral pneumatic actuator! - GF Piping Systems adds the new diaphragm valve type 604/605 with integrated pneumatic actuator to its extensive product range.

    Web Site Home and factory automation online. - Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced a new update to its Industrial Applications Site by featuring new resources devoted to the popular topic of home and factory automation.

    PRODUCT Modern .NET interface for developing applications that control and communicate with control systems. - Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced its new .NET Controller Software Development Kit (SDK) for writing custom Microsoft Windows software applications that communicate directly with Opto 22 SNAP PAC controllers.

    PRODUCT Precise and fast! - In modern production processes, two things are critical: precision and speed. Time-based IOs such as Siemens' technology module TM Timer DIDQ enable microsecond- accurate signal acquisition and/or output based on accurate time information. As of now, these modules can also be configured using Simotion Scout and Simotion Scout TIA, increasing productivity and at the same time saving costs.

    PRODUCT Trace moisture analyser. - Michell Instruments has launched its new trace moisture analyzer - the QMA401 - featuring the latest generation of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor and designed to provide consistently accurate measurements of trace moisture.

    EVENTS Important Food and Pharma event scheduled for Ireland in 2016. - 160 professionals within the automation and control field and the pharmaceuticals and food industries will gather in Dublin (IRL) next March to explore solutions to the critical challenges relating to automation in food processing and drug manufacture and distribution.

    PRODUCT Tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyser for ammonia launched! - The SERVOTOUGH MiniLaser Ammonia has been launched by Servomex. This is the world's smallest cross-stack Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) gas analyzer and only TDL analyzer specifically optimized for NH3 measurement.

    PRODUCT Humidity & temperature transmitters with BACnet interface. - The EE210 and EE160 transmitters from E+E Elektronik are designed for highly accurate measurement of relative humidity and temperature. Both are now available with a BACnet MS/TP interface for easy integration into a network or bus system for modern building automation.

    PRODUCT Harvesting wireless switches in production. - Energy harvesting wireless switches for industrial applications from CHERRY are now available in two standard versions: a rocker switch for actuation by hand or a snap-action switch for mechanical actuation typically by a machine as limit switch or position switch.

    PRODUCT Light force switch for pressure applications. - Microprecision Electronics SA is now offering a new variation of its MP500 sealed subminiature micro switch for this type of application.

    PRODUCT Round touchscreen. - andersDX has unveiled new round TFT touch screens aimed specifically at the growing market for wearable electronics, especially in the healthcare and fitness sectors.

    PRODUCT AC load bank. - Intepro Systems has introduced the PEL Regenerative AC Electronic Load Bank. Built around a 60 kVA chassis, the system can be paralleled for higher power requirements.

    PRODUCT Custom connectors and cable assemblies! - Intelliconnect's extensive in-house design experience and components enables the company to respond to customer enquires within 48 hours and begin production immediately on acceptance of design specifications.

    EVENTS Addressing design challenges. - Anglia Components, Analog Devices and Honeywell Sensing & Control on (stand E27) are exhibiting an extensive array of solutions for the addressing the key challenges in creating environmental monitoring solutions.

PeopleMelba Crawford
Emerson Process Management has appointed Constantijn Tsiris as General Manager, The Netherlands.
    APPLICATION New monitoring network for Scottish ports!BLOG - Following a competitive tendering process Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns many of the ferries, ports and harbours in the west of Scotland, procured a network of 15 tide and weather stations from instrumentation specialist OTT Hydrometry. The new monitoring equipment provides live data on port conditions to enable the ferry sailing decisions to be made in a timely manner.

    PRODUCT Compact time converter for reliable operation in harsh environments! - Siemens has expanded its portfolio of rugged network components with the Ruggedcom RMC8388 - a cost effective compact time converter designed to operate in harsh environments with widely varying climatic and environmental conditions.

    PRODUCT The world's most accurate and stable power analyser! - Yokogawa has enhanced its WT3000 precision power analyser to produce the WT3000E: the most accurate and stable power analyser in the world.

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    PeopleMelba Crawford
    Dr Melba Crawford has been elected to Headwall's Board of Directors.
    NEWS Focus on home and factory automation. - Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry, including Insteon, AiroCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation Systems, to announce an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series.

    PRODUCT Pinch valves for optimised processes. - Festo has launched a new pneumatic pinch valve - the VZQA - which provides reliable control and shut off in food and drink production processes.

    PRODUCT Software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data! - Version R3.20 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM) software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment has been released by Yokogawa.

    PRODUCT Debut for emissions & pressure sensors and signal amplifiers. - Kistler Instruments are showing three new products at the Sensors & Instrumentation Show 2015 (Sept) in Birmingham (GB); acoustic emission sensors, high sensitivity miniature pressure sensors and a signal amplifier for both piezoelectric and voltage output sensors.
    PeopleWayne Derbyshire
    Wayne Derbyshire is the new Sales Director EMEA Stadium United Wireless.

    Research & Education Integrated industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs. - Building on its global leadership in industrial cybersecurity and its commitment to help prepare a new generation of workers capable of preventing potentially catastrophic cyberattacks, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has introduced an expanded suite of industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity training, including three new technical training courses with associated certificate programs.

    NEWS Vertical integration of production plants & #ERP systems for consistent Industrie 4.0 infrastructures. - A close collaboration has begun between COPA-DATA and COSMO CONSULT, the leading pan-European Microsoft Partner for the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

    PRODUCT Plug-in DC modules for reactive loads. - The Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules that are optimized for driving DC motors and other reactive loads has been introduced by Excelsys Technologies.

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    Research & Education Demand for IoT testing and monitoring equipment.BLOG - As the escalating number of connected devices adds breadth to the IoT concept, solutions that can proactively monitor, test and zero in on anomalies in the infrastructure will garner a sustained customer base. The incorporation of new testing and wireless standards will broaden testing requirements and further aid development in IoT testing and monitoring equipment. (Frost & Sullivan Report)

    NEWS UHF RFID integration system gains European certification. - Harting's Ha-VIS Middleware, which provides easy and flexible integration of UHF RFID readers into plant-wide projects, has become the first system of its type to successfully fulfil the official certification process of the GS1® EPCglobal® standard.

    PRODUCT Dual DC socket proves 2 into 1 will go! - The patented "Dual DC" socket from Cliff Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, offers designers a single power socket which is suitable for use in both USA and rest of the world markets.

    PRODUCT Energy harvesting switch evaluation kit. - Cherry Industrial Solutions has released an updated Evaluation Kit 2.0 to demonstrate their market leading Energy Harvesting Switch Technology.

    PRODUCT Process gas analysers. - Quantitech has launched a new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS).

    PRODUCT Carbon Dioxide analysers! - The new CTX 300 CO2 detector, from Oldham, is a 4-20 mA analog detector designed for industrial applications in areas without explosion hazard classifications.

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    PRODUCT Rugged single board computer. - GE Energy Management's Intelligent Platforms has announced the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest 'Broadwell' processor technology from Intel®, it delivers higher performance and greater functionality than previous generations of SBC while maintaining the same power envelope.
    EVENTS Longest running industry event maintains its momentum - More than 5,000 attendees flooded the Long Beach Convention Center from June 9-11 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sensors Expo & Conference.

    PRODUCT Flat panels and panel PCs. - 19-inch widescreen Flat Panels and Panel PCs with all-round IP65 protection are the latest addition to the Siemens glass-front portfolio.

    NEWS Driving strengths in robotics research & engineering in Britain. - Britain's ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today with the formal launch of The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network).

    PRODUCT 4-20mA DC clamp meter. - A Current Clamp Meter measuring 4-20mA DC that wirelessly relays measurements has been added by Fluke to the other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units or the Fluke Connect mobile App.

    NEWS Coriolis and vortex flowmeters - Emerson’s Rosemount 8800 Vortex Flowmeters have been certified to the ASME B31.1 Emerson's Micro Motion Coriolis and Rosemount 8800 Vortex Flowmeters have been certified to the ASME B31.1 Power Piping design standards, in addition to the existing B31.3 Process Piping design standard.

    PRODUCT Energy harvesting switches. - Cherry's innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless applications in almost every market sector including industrial and building automation, smart home and medical.

    NEWS High efficiency PSU distribution in Britain! - Astute Electronics is to join the distribution network of Excelsys. Astute will distribute solutions from Excelsys Technologies to customers in the Military, Security, Communication and Defence Industries throughout Britain.

    PRODUCT CO2 detector. - The OLCT 10N is a digital detector from Oldham, designed for commercial or industrial use in ATEX zone 2 environments or areas without explosion hazard classifications.

    EVENTS Event for petroleum & environment! - PEFTEC 2015, the international petroleum, refining and environmental event (Antwerp 18th-19th November), is set to become a major date in the diaries of anyone involved in the testing, analysis and monitoring of downstream oil products and petrochemicals.

    PRODUCT In-Chassis PROFIBUS® Interface at the price of a Gateway - ProSoft Technology’s new PROFIBUS DPV1 Master and Slave modules for CompactLogix™ gives the convenience and functionality of an in-chassis PROFIBUS® interface at the cost of a gateway

    APPLICATION Fascinating! Steering wheel that keeps you awake! - The innovative SensoFoil sensing technology now can measure sensitivity in addition to position according to a release from Hoffmann-Krippner Inc., in cooperation with Guttersberg Consulting.

    PRODUCT Tiny wireless switches! - The outstanding feature of .steute's new RF 13 wireless switchgear series is immediately obvious: they are extremely compact in their design.

    PRODUCT Higher-precision pressure transmitters. - By adding the newly developed Sitrans P310 and P410 to the Basic and Advanced segments and the proven Sitrans P500 in the Premium segment, Siemens is now able to offer the right device class to address every conceivable measurement requirement.

    PRODUCT OEE improvement through live monitoring of packaging lines! - In the future, Werum's KPI tool will be available as a standalone product solution for lean implementation with packaging machines of Mediseal and Dividella. KPIs such as Availability, Effectiveness and Quality are displayed together with the resulting OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) in real time and right where they are generated.

    PRODUCT Voltage proving tool. - Fluke has introduced a new battery powered electronic voltage source that sources both AC and DC voltages for test tool verification.

    PRODUCT Valve Sizing Software! - New sizing software for Research Control® Valves (RCV) as been introduced by Badger Meter. This software will adapt to the unique process requirements of a plant and guides specifiers through selecting the right control valve for any project.

    PRODUCT 500W switch mode power supply. - Stadium Power now have the AQF500 series of ultra compact high efficiency 500 watt switch mode power supplies with Active PFC available.

    PRODUCT Flowmeter has no metals in the fluid path. - The F-462N Series flowmeters from Blue-White, feature metal-free wetted parts, making them ideal for use in many ultrapure applications, where contact with metal could contaminate the fluid.
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    EVENTS User conference for Orlando! - Following a successful 2014 conference held in Houston, (TX USA), Yokogawa Corporation of America is holding its 2016 Users Conference and Exhibition to be held October 3 - 6, 2016 in Orlando, (FL USA).

    PRODUCT New benchmark for standard valves!" - Festo has launched a new entry-level standard valve range, the VUVS series.

    PRODUCT Motor protection relays! - WEG has launched a new series of highly versatile and efficient electronic motor protection relays to help engineers cut stock management costs and simplify design processes whilst ensuring high reliability according to international standards.

    NEWS Environmental monitoring equipment distributorship in Ireland. - OTT Hydrometry has appointed NVM Ltd as exclusive distributor for Ireland. Based in Drogheda, NVM will be responsible for sales and service in Ireland with immediate effect.

    PRODUCT "The last piece of puzzle" in diagnosing & correcting faults in rotating equipment! - Emerson Process Management has enhanced its portable CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer with a wireless interface to popular laser shaft alignment tools. This advance reduces two burdens − equipment and time − for operators performing vibration analysis and corrective tasks in the field.

    PRODUCT Weighing terminals! - Siemens is upgrading its weighing technology portfolio to include two complete packages for standalone applications: The new weighing terminals Siwarex WT231 for non-automatic scales and Siwarex WT241 for belt scales combine weighing electronics and touch panel in a single unit.

    PRODUCT Explosion proof linear actuator. - The Exlar® linear actuator line from Curtiss-Wright Corporation, has been expanded to include the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuators.

    PRODUCT System-wide automation development software. - The speed and efficiency of industrial control and machinery automation projects is enhanced significantly with a major new release of ABB's integrated development toolsuite.

    PRODUCT Industrial Ethernet switches with PoE+. - Harting has extended its Ha-VIS eCon range of industrial Ethernet Switches by incorporating high-performance Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) for the supply of power to industrial devices such as vision camera on production lines.

    PRODUCT Current clamp meter! - Fluke has introduced a Current Clamp Meter measuring up to 2000A DC that wirelessly relays measurements to other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units at a safe distance.

    NEWS Heat monitoring system to portfolio added to range! - Svantek has joined forces with LSI Lantem to become distributor in Britain for the Italian company's newly-launched Heat Shield.

    PRODUCT Diaphragm valve with pneumatic actuator. - GF Piping Systems has added the new diaphragm valve type 604/605 with integrated pneumatic actuator to its product range.

    NEWS Valve deliveries improved! - Effective immediately, Badger Meter has established a new lead time of two weeks for Research Control® Valves (RCV) within their broad standard offering - a reduction of more than 50 percent.

    PRODUCT Intrinsically safe Ethernet standardisation. - Working with the German National Metrology Institute (PTB), R. STAHL, Siemens and other partners are determined to turn Ethernet suitable for deployment in hazardous areas into reality.

    EVENTS Truck on safety, tours Ireland. - The Siemens Safety Truck is touring in Ireland and presenting customers and potential users to listen to their expert team presenting on a variety of safety issues covering both discrete manufacturing and the process industries.

    EVENTS Registration for water & wastewater symposium! - Early bird registration deadline for 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium extended!

    PRODUCT Dust & aerosol monitors! - Ashtead Technology's comprehensive range of portable dust and aerosol monitors is now available in a variety of flexible rent or purchase schemes.

    PRODUCT Easy safety identification labels! - The new Brady Workstation enables users to create safety signs, CLP labels, pipe markers and Lockout/Tagout procedure visualisations in just a few clicks.

    NEWS Recognised for excellence! - MCP has been awarded Centre-of-Excellence status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for providing high quality training courses for electrical installers and contractors.

    PRODUCT Importing of Symbols - The new version of Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite supports the direct import of symbols from Siemens TIA Portal projects.

    Publication Encyclopedia explores temperature measurements and nanomeasurements! - The 'Handbook of Thermometry and Nanothermometry' presents and explains of main catchwords in the field of temperature measurements and nanomeasurements.

    PRODUCT Controller portfolio for process industry - Siemens is continuing to develop its controller portfolio to handle sophisticated tasks in the process industry. Users of the flexibly configurable controllers, which offer a high level of security and availability, will therefore benefit from long-term investment protection.

    PRODUCT Complete EtherCAT Solution! - Adlink Technology has announced the release of their Adlink EtherCAT solution, consisting of the Talos-3012 IEC 61131-3-compliant automation controller and EPS Series time-deterministic I/O and motion control system.

    PRODUCT Moisture analysis! - Servomex has updated its DF-700 ultra-trace moisture analyzer range with new firmware and an improved user interface.

    PRODUCT Line voltage regulator! - ABB has launched its line voltage regulator (LVR) product family for distribution networks that will boost reliability as grids receive more electricity from renewable energy installations.

    PRODUCT Containing wireless in process applications! - Intertec electromagnetically transparent GRP enclosures are ideal for field protection of wireless process monitoring instruments such as pressure, flow and level transmitters.

    PRODUCT Reliable moisture readings at sub ppm levels. - Michell Instruments has launched its latest quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) moisture analyzer for demanding process applications, where reliable and accurate readings of low moisture levels are critical.

    White Paper Remote connectivity in IACS. - The Automation Federation has released a public report - commissioned on behalf of the Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) - that studies the possible use of remote connectivity to systems in the industrial automation and control systems (IACS) environment for the purposes of monitoring and diagnostics.

    video 3D profiling of rubber seals - A new video from Stemmer Imaging shows how the LMI Gocator 2 Series 3D smart camera can be set up to carry out profiling of rubber seals to show if they are properly seated.

    PRODUCT Web operator panels with Level 4 ESD protection. - Unique in their class, the new WebOP-3070T/3100T/3120T from Advantech, have dual Level 4 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection and fully meet IEC-61000 requirements.

    PRODUCT Precision infrared temperature sensor. - The PyroCube is a general-purpose pyrometer from Calex, with outstanding precision temperature measurement capabilities.

    APPLICATION It's a wrap - for the bottles! - In Altavilla Vicentina (I), a Clever Sleever Machine places and shrink-wraps decorative sleeves on bottles at a rate of 18000 pieces per hour. That's five pieces per second. Read where ProSoft come into the picture!

    PRODUCT Wireless standard certification for 3 modules granted! - Three new products have been released by Yokogawa that have all successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification. The ISA100 Wireless certification provides assurance that the devices will interoperate in any ISA100 Wireless compliant network.

    PeopleScott Anderson
    Scott Anderson is the new president managing Emerson's Control Techniques business unit.

    NEWS Atmosphere sensor partnership programme launched. - Anaren has announced that it has launched a new Atmosphere Sensors Partnership Program that introduces a suite of proven sensor technologies and tools into Anaren's wireless connectivity ecosystem.

    PRODUCT High voltage artificial networks for conducted emission testing. - Teseq has introduced two high voltage artificial networks designed for conducted emission tests and line termination during susceptibility tests for components.

    PRODUCT On or off grid inverter in one unit! - CyboEnergy has released a groundbreaking On/Off Grid CyboInverter that can operate in either on-grid or off-grid mode, switching between the two modes automatically depending on the grid condition.

    Research & Education Automation training. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has introduced three new courses for automation and instrumentation technicians.

    PRODUCT Analysers support higher speed serial transmissions. - Their new MP1861A MUX and MP1862A DEMUX modules for the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyser have been launched by Anritsu Corporation.

    NEWSSustainability certification for gas analysis vendor! - Servomex has achieved The Planet Mark sustainability certification through a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by five per cent year on year.

    PRODUCT Gigabit Ethernet industrial switches. - 18 new compact models have been added to Red Lion Controls' N-Tron® series NT24k™ managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform.
    PeopleSteve Drake
    Steve Drake has joined Ashtead Technology's Centre of Excellence for Non Destructive Testing as NDT Market Manager.

    PRODUCT Inertial measurement systems. - The INS380 has been added to the MEMSIC portfolio of Inertial Systems enabled with SmartSensing™ technology targeted to a broad range of precision motion sensing applications.

    PRODUCT Advanced analysis & characterization support for HDMI receiver testing! - Tektronix has expanded its portfolio of HDMI test solution with the addition of advanced analysis and characterization support for HDMI 2.0 receiver testing.

    PRODUCT Exit buttons! - Stadium IGT have partnered with Acal BFi to create a range of break-through panel mounted illuminated exit switches offering the end user a choice of capacitive touch switch or electromechanical push button for actuation.

    PRODUCT Flow tuning excellence. - Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions® has announced EXTRUDE HONE™ MF PROGRESS™, the next generation of flow tuning and flow measurement featuring a flow targeting accuracy to +/-1% aimed at orifices 100-350 μm in parts less than 30 mm in diameter and flow rates up to 5 L/min.

    survey Customer retention in Ireland! - Beginning on the 9th of June, Endress+Hauser (Ireland) will be conducting a customer retention survey and they invite automation professionals and users to take part with their opinions. opinion!

    PRODUCT Next-generation platform for advanced control & estimation. - Yokogawa and Shell have jointly developed Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation, a software suite that speeds up and simplifies the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining advanced process control applications.

    PRODUCT Highly flexible temperature input modules - The new series 9482 temperature modules, from R. STAHL, provide by far the most versatile solution for remote I/O signal connection in hazardous areas. Featuring eight input channels that can be individually used for a variety of different intrinsically safe sensors.

    PRODUCT Sensor solutions for the Internet of Things & M2M - Hoffman+Krippner's unique SensoInk and SensoFoil intelligent sensing technologies can be used for Internet of Things applications such as process automation, position tracking and real time supply chain support.

    NEWS Spanish company joins #wireless group! - Spain-based Bitherm SL has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Bitherm SA specializes in steam traps for steam and condensate networks.

    EVENTS Technical Conference to cover trends in Test & RF - Registration is now open for the Automated Test Summit 2015, hosted by National Instruments on Thursday 2nd July in Reading, (GB).

    PRODUCT When space is limited! - The new bearingless encoders MIR 10 by Baumer are the products to choose for position and speed feedback in limited installation space.

    PRODUCT Dual Range Pressure Calibrator for use in classified environments. - The new Fluke 721Ex, with IECEx and Atex Ex ia IIB T3 Gb (Zone 1) ratings, is available in 14 models and can be used with a Fluke 720RTD probe for temperature measurement.

    PRODUCT Density meter - The VIDA™ 80H by PAC is a fully automated reliable density analysis meter that works on an advanced osciallating stainless steel u-tube technology that offers an incredibly simple and easy approach to obtaining highly reliable density measurements.

    PRODUCT Low maintenance humidity instruments! - Michell Instruments has released its latest range of relative humidity transmitters for industrial applications. As well as being flexible for use in a wide range of processes, the HygroSmart 280 & 290 series includes an interchangeable sensor that allows routine maintenance to be made in just 30 seconds for most models.
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    PRODUCT Active temp sensors HVAC and Building Technology. - The new temperature sensors from E+E Elektronik are now also available with 0-10 V or 4-20 mA outputs.

    PRODUCT Optical test system. - Yokogawa has expanded its AQ2200 Series Multi-Application Test System (MATS) with a range of optical attenuation and switch modules for applications involving GI50 multimode optical fibre.

    PRODUCT New handling system. - A new large scale handling system, the EXCH handler, which provides advanced dynamic positioning and motion control in pick and place, cutting and assembly applications has been launched by Festo.

    PRODUCT New LWIR thermal imaging camera for harsh industrial environments. - Operating over a wavelength range of 8 to 14 µm the new Serval camera from Stemmer, produces high resolution images at 640 x 480 pixels and 50 Hz high frame rate.

    PRODUCT Network-based control system enhanced! - Yokogawa has released an enhanced version of the STARDOM™ network-based control system, reducing communication costs for upstream oil & gas applications while ensuring highly reliable monitoring and control

    PRODUCT Three phase utility grid simulator. - Intepro Systems has introduced the PAS-F Series of programmable three phase utility grid simulators.

    NEWS Software company becomes partner! - Mangan Software Solutions (MSS), the provider of SIS Lifecycle and Process Safety Management Software, primarily in the USA, is now an ISA Corporate Partner.

    PRODUCT Embedded computing platform provides full PC compatibility. - Ginsbury have announced the introduction of a new, PC compatible, embedded computing platform.

    PRODUCT Digital gas detector! - The OLCT 10N from Oldham, is a digital detector designed for commercial or industrial use in ATEX zone 2 environments or areas without explosion hazard classifications.

    PRODUCT High quality test leadsets and accessories. - Cliff Electronics is now supplying an extended range of test leads and accessories direct to end users via major distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide.

    PRODUCT Connector series for food and beverage industries. - The new Han® F+B connector series from Harting features a design that is optimised to meet the hygienic requirements of the food, packaging and beverage industries.

    PRODUCT In-Chassis PROFIBUS® Interface at the price of a Gateway. - The convenience and functionality of an in-chassis PROFIBUS® interface is available at the cost of a gateway from ProSoft Technology. The PROFIBUS DPV1 Master and Slave modules for CompactLogix™ provides this and more.

    PRODUCT Domed top column load cell. - Applied Measurements have introduceed their smart new domed-top version of our existing column load cell which replaces the 0.25% accuracy CCD model that featured a flat top.

    EVENTS Wireless applications highlighted. - The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) will exhibit at the 2015 ACHEMA tradeshow in Frankfurt (D), 15-19 June. Their display will include live ISA100 Wireless applications highlighting the technology's ability to enable, extend, and scale wireless applications.

    White Paper From horse and trap to modern motor!BLOG - A new whitepaper from Green Peak talks all about international web regulations and government policies, internet privacy and data security, data ownership, and safely avoiding the wrong way drivers and other hazards.

    NEWS Acquisition strengthens oil and gas transmission operations business. - Energy Solutions International Holdings, Inc.(ESI) has been acquired by Emerson.

    PRODUCT pH/ORP measurement. - The SensTation pH/ORP measurement system from Yokogawa, is a scalable and integrated solution that combines the unique capabilities of the SENCOM pH/ORP sensors and the SMARTDAC+ data acquisition and control system.

    PRODUCT Updated, highly sensitive and completely safe oxygen analysers. - Servomex has updated its industry-leading DF-500 ultra-trace oxygen analyzer range with performance-enhancing new firmware and an improved user interface.

    PRODUCT Radio communication analyser. - The MT8821C is a new Radio Communication Analyser launched by Anritsu Corporation for research and development testing of mobile devices (User Equipment, UE) with the widest capability for supporting LTE-Advanced.

    PRODUCT The latest generation of stand alone data loggers. - With its Expert Logger, Delphin Technology introduces a new generation of data loggers that combine the latest communication technology with advanced measurement technology.

    PRODUCT Wireless receiver - Steute's engineers have developed a new housing concept which enables wireless receiver units with one, two or four relay outputs to be integrated in very compact housings.

    PRODUCT MEMS sensor development platform. - A new evaluation platform for MEMS and environmental sensors, created by linking the Cinterion® Concept Board by Gemalto to an STMicroelectronics NUCLEO expansion board has been introduced by Anglia Components.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switch! - Siemens has expanded its portfolio of rugged network components with the Ruggedcom RSG920P - a high port density Ethernet switch designed to operate in harsh environments with widely varying climatic and environmental conditions.

    APPLICATION Energy innovation centre selects! - Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has been selected for use in WMG's Energy Innovation Centre.

    PRODUCT RFID transponder. - Harting has enhanced its RFID Embedded Transponder (ETB) with a range of extended functions including the ability to monitor and transmit sensor data.

    APPLICATION Variable speed drive solutions for furniture! - A leading furniture testing specialist is now among the increasing number of industrial companies benefitting from variable speed drive solutions from Emerson.

    PRODUCT Low power consuming flat touch panel computer. - Advantech's new 12.1" and 15" TPC-1251T/1551T touch panel computers are the latest of their type to use the Intel® Atom™ E3827 1.75 GHz Processor, and to feature the much heralded iDoor Technology, a truly flat screen and a multitude of I/O ports whilst being able to operate in a wide range of temperatures.

    PRODUCT New tool makes tracing wires easier and more accurate than ever before. - The AT-7000-EUR Advanced Wire Tracer with new features and technologies that simplify wire tracing and breaker identification has been introduced by Beha-Amprobe®.

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