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Updated 2018-10-21 09:15
Real-Time Innovations introduces Connext 6 connectivity software
Connext 6 includes connectivity software designed to accelerate the development and deployment of autonomous systems. It provides autonomous vehicle developers with the technology they need to address the data distribution challenges of Level 4 and Level 5 autonomy.
The 6 Most Important Parts of a Temperature Monitoring System
By CAS DataLoggersWhether you’re tasked with recommending what to buy, a purchasing agent or the ultimate end user, you can ensure that you’re getting the right system by learning a bit about the most important parts to focus on.
Microchip Technology announces EMC181x temperature sensor
The EMC181x temperature sensor family also introduces system temperature rate-of-change reporting, a feature that provides advanced warning on how the temperature of a system is fluctuating.
C&K announces BDB DIP construction DIP switch
The company’s BDB DIP switch is a choice for a variety of applications, including industrial control address switches, function control, and logic switching for computers and peripherals.
Schneider Electric announces Triconex Tricon CX version 11.4 to focus on profitable safety
EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure works to deliver value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for its customers.
Siemens and Bentley Systems introduces PlantSight digital twin cloud services
PlantSight is a digital solution designed to benefit customers through more efficient plant operations. PlantSight enables digital twins which synchronize with both physical reality and engineering data, creating a holistic digital context for understood digital components across disparate data sources, for any operating plant.
Emerson introduces Rosemount 326/327 line of pressure, level and temperature instruments
The line of transmitters—Rosemount 326P Pressure, Rosemount 326T Temperature, Rosemount 327T Temperature and Rosemount 326L Level instruments—are designed to operate in the hygienic environments required by food and beverage manufacturers
ABB announces Food & Beverage (F&B) Assessment Portfolio
The Food & Beverage (F&B) Assessment Portfolio is aimed at helping F&B manufacturers improve processes by giving them a better understanding of their plant, from power to automation to digital readiness.
ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA
The primary focus of Honeywell’s activities in ODVA will be through Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.
exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book
This perspective is intended to help busy industry professionals get up to speed on the safety and cybersecurity lifecycle, keeping their facility safe from devastating cyberattacks using a straightforward, practical approach.
Process Plant Computing Limited introduces version 2.8 of C Visual Explorer (CVE)
A series of global webinars on 24 October will give process and control engineers the opportunity to interrogate the new features and learn about benefits specific to their own applications.
Phoenix Contact announces QUINT DC UPS intelligent modular solution
The QUINT DC UPS can be monitored for predictive maintenance anywhere there is an Industrial Ethernet network connection. The network connection is integrated into the UPS.
Tesco Controls to join Water Design-Build Council
This marks the first time the WDBC has invited a system integrator to join the Council. Representing TESCO as an allied member on the WDBC Board of Directors is Brian Adams, P.E., Director of Design-Build Projects.
Fairbanks Scales announces integration of FB2558 instrument with the Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester
The Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester is interfaced to the FB2558 instrument using a serial cable. The interface uses up to eight of the ten programmable prompts available with the standard FB2558.
NewTek Sensor Solutions introduces RV series of RVDT rotary position sensors
With a shaft that rotates a full 360° with no stops and virtually no friction, these AC-operated rotary position sensors measure shaft angle position over a nominal range of ±30°.
AVEVA helps Anglian Water enhance smart leak detection
As a web-based solution that leverages the Industrial Internet of Things, data can be extracted from any water network distribution or maintenance-related data source.
EXAIR releases Gen4 Ionizing Bar
The Gen4 Ionizing Bar uses an integrated mounting flange, where a static charge is generated. A concentration of positive and negative ions produces static decay, neutralizing surfaces which are causing production, quality or safety problems.
exida announces National Instruments as winner of 2018 exida Safety Award
The exida Safety Awards honor exida-certified products or processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of functional safety and cybersecurity, which improves the application of IEC 61508 or IEC 62443.
Honeywell to help modernize Austrian paper plant
The mill – where paper has been made for more than four centuries – makes 980,000 tons of multicoated paper per year for publications around the world. Honeywell will implement a range of upgrades that include server virtualization, process visualization and cybersecurity solutions.
Antaira Technologies STM-60XC of Serial to Modbus Gateways.
The STM-601C, STM-602C, and STM-604C provide options for a range of applications in industrial applications including 1, 2, and 4 serial port options.
Eaton announces ESVL9 screw-in cartridge valve
Eaton’s valve offering is designed to allow customers to optimize flow forces and metering of flow to the spool–providing stable, even and manageable proportional control.
Itris Automation announces ICS Monitoring real-time diagnostic solution
This solution supports the troubleshooting of PLC-based control systems, by facilitating the understanding of the system and by helping to find the origin of a problem more quickly.
ABB releases LMT Series of magnetostrictive level transmitters
The LMT magnetostrictive liquid level transmitters are designed to improve level measurement for a variety of applications in oil, gas, chemical and power generation industries.
PLC and DCS: How Do They Differ & How Did They Come About?
By Mondi Anderson, RealParsA DCS or distributed control system is similar to a PLC in that it has rugged computer controllers, however, the DCS contains multiple autonomous controllers that are distributed throughout a system, also used for automating processes.
Balluff introduces BID family of mechanical safety switches
The metal housing fits on commonly used extrusion and a built-in LED provides switch status. These features make the switches suitable for many applications including packaging, food & beverage, automotive, robotics, machine tools, assembly and factory automation.
LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability
75 percent of industrial companies said they have seen operational improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology. Similarly, 60 percent of respondents said they have seen financial improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology.
Kistler announces addition of SMETEC to Kistler Group
The German company is part of the Kistler Group with immediate effect. The Swiss measurement technology experts thereby are expected strengthen their portfolio in the area of optical measurement technology.
Scottish universities to partner with Mexican government to launch energy sector education program in Mexico
SENER (Mexico’s Secretary of Energy) this week announced that Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen will join Imperial College London and the IFP School in France as the selected universities.
Fluke announces Student Inspired Contest around 70th anniversary celebration
In the “Student Inspired Contest,” students can share stories about who inspires them to pursue careers in trades for a chance to win Fluke products. Entries must be received by Nov. 9, 2018.
GE Power chooses Nozomi Networks to deliver ICS cybersecurity
GE will utilize Nozomi Networks’ advanced solutions for industrial control system (ICS) cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility.
Emerson announces Location Awareness system
With uses including safety mustering and man-down events, Location Awareness gives managers a snapshot of employee locations through rechargeable wearable tags. Managers can account for employees’ locations in the plant or facility and act to ensure safety.
Fluke introduces Fluke MDA-510 and MDA-550 Motor Drive Analyzers
The Fluke MDA-510 and MDA-550 Motor Drive Analyzers are designed to simplify troubleshooting on single-phase and three-phase motor-drive systems by providing guided testing that enables technicians to capture important measurements.
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces SmartRunner Matcher and SmartRunner Detector light section sensors
SmartRunner from Pepperl+Fuchs is a family of sensors tailored to the needs of specific applications. These sensors transform complex profile data into digital signals.
What Does Prevention Through Design Really Mean?
By Rachel Bugaris, Panduit The significance of PtD in manufacturing-oriented environments today can’t be understated, and furthermore the case for PtD in implementing solutions that design electrical safety into the process can easily be made.
United Electric Controls introduces enhanced version of Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector
Highlights include an expanded temperature operating range, enhanced stability across temperature ranges, improved handling of WirelessHART commands, and capability for interchangeable sensors
Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer
Watlow’s Visual Designer uses pictures for product option menus and provides a constantly updated drawing of the product being configured. Users click on the features needed and watch them appear in the drawing.
Tatsoft releases Factory Studio 8.1
The subscription includes Technical Support and Software Maintenance, allows upgrade to perpetual licenses, and has options suitable for small projects up to unlimited tags and unlimited users at a fixed priced value.
HEIDENHAIN announces ERP 1000 series of angle encoders
Consisting of a glass disk bonded to a hub and a scanning unit that scans the fine graduation on the surface of the disk, these ERP 1000s are offered with four different size disks and segments.
International Society of Automation announces recipients of 2018 author awards
Winners are recognized for their editorial contributions to a wide range of ISA publications, including ISA books; InTech, ISA’s bi-monthly magazine for automation and control professionals; and ISA Transactions
Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems
Based in France, Vallourec is a supplier of drill pipe for energy companies around the globe. The manufacturer has a presence in 20 countries, including Vallourec Drilling Products USA in Houston.
Belden/Tripwire and Claroty announce strategic partnership
Tripwire Industrial Visibility is the first integrated solution between Tripwire and Claroty that will provide visibility, monitoring and threat mitigation across the complete OT landscape.
Larson Electronics introduces EPL-SLSW-XS explosion proof selector switch
The EPL-SLSW-XS is a two-position explosion proof selector switch designed to prevent the ignition of external, flammable atmospheres in hazardous locations. This 10-amp unit has a maximum voltage rating of 600V.
Fluke introduces Fluke Intrinsically Safe Flashlights
The flashlights are designed for general purpose lighting, but also offer a design specific for safe use in hazardous work sites in oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical processing, mining, paint shops, and other potentially explosive areas.
MSA introduces General Monitors FL500 UV/IR Flame Detector
The FL500 optical flame detector is FM performance approved for six different fuel sources: butane, ethane, heptane, methane, methanol and propane.
Kamstrup announces Patrik Nilsson as Country Manager in Sweden
Patrik Nilsson’s role will be to handle Kamstrup’s strategic activities and continue to create customer-oriented solutions for the Swedish market.
Enerpac releases ZUTP1500-S Series electric tensioning pump
The ZUTP1500-S Series with a pendant-operated solenoid valve is designed for multiple bolt tensioning applications and allows for single-person operation.
ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network
ABB will provide E-houses for the 47 pumping stations along the pipeline, spread across 47 kilometers, connecting a station being built in São Bernardo do Campo to the Capuava Refinery (RECAP) in Mauá in São Paulo.
Open Systems International announces Al Eliasen as Chief Operating Officer
Eliasen is an automation industry professional with more than 25 years of experience in corporate operations and engineering management. At OSI, he has overseen all project delivery operations to date.
Assured Automation introduces Eliminizer Series of compressed filter/dryers
The Eliminizer is constructed using a patented cyclonic inverse flow technology and has excellent water & dirt capture to 1 micron. ISO Class 2 particulate.
Aventics introduces EV03 electro-pneumatic (E/P) pressure regulating valve
The EV03 is available in models with an LCD display, or only LED indication. Configurable with the LCD display are: pressure range, regulator behavior, actual value output, or switch output control.