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Speeding connection with cloud-based platform

The ability to speed the process of connecting plant-wide data sources from industrial equipment using the Modbus protocol is now much simpler utilising platforms such as Sierra Wireless's AirVantage.... 
Communications & networks

Accelerometer signal condition

Monitran has added Modbus to its g-mac accelerometer signal conditioning module, enabling it to be networked and communicate vibration levels to networked devices and therefore play a crucial role in ... 
Communications & networks

Auto identification camera supportsd Modbus

The BOA IDR auto identification camera available from Stemmer Imaging is a fully integrated smart camera with ID software that allows comprehensive checking of product markings. By combining 1D ... 
Communications & networks

Flexible vector network analysis

Agilent Technologies has introduced the E5072A vector network analyser. Available as either a two-port 30-kHz to 4.5-GHz or 8.5-GHz instrument, it offers improved performance over current RF network ... 
Communications & networks

Barcode reader with integrated ProfiNET

The latest barcode reader from Leuze electronic's advanced BCL500 family includes integrated ProfiNET. Fully configurable over a Profi network, it enables faster setup and the ability to hot-swap a ... 
Communications & networks

Modules for network-based control system

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released new modules for the STARDOM network-based control system. These include those with the high speed and reliability required for small- to medium-size ... 
Communications & networks

Controlling/monitoring plants via remote access

New modules and UMTS routers extend the range of solutions offered by Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies in the field of remote access. The TIM 3V-IE DNP3 and TIM 4R-IE DNP3 enable ... 
Communications & networks

Total package for creating a wireless network

The access points and clients in the Hirschmann BAT54-Rail and BAT300-Rail series have both ATEX IEC/EN 60079 Zone II and ISA 12.12.01 Class 1 Div 2 certifications. Equipped with suitable protective ... 
Communications & networks

Extended wireless sensor network

National Instruments has extend the communication and measurement capabilities of the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform. The NI 9792 programmable WSN gateway can communicate with NI WSN ... 
Communications & networks

ECHA sued for witholding names of toxic producers

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is being sued over its refusal to release the names of companies producing some of the most dangerous chemicals in the EU market.The lawsuit brought by ... 
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Rising energy costs major concern for manufacturers

Rising energy costs are of a greater concern to manufacturers than labour costs, falling consumer spend and the administrative burden of regulation, according to a new survey by the Institution of ... 
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Machine safety increases productivity

Global revenues for discrete machine safety components will exceed $2.15 billion in 2015, up from $1.5 billion last year, according to IMS Research estimates. Growth rates are forecast to be higher ... 
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Have your say on health and safety

The Government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are calling for the chemical industry to give their thoughts on red tape.Health and safety regulation is one of six cross-cutting themes on ... 
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New Draeger Webshop makes safety easier

Designed to make safety easier, the new Draeger Webshop (www.draegershop.co.uk) provides easy access to a wide range of industrial safety solutions. This interactive, secure on-line web facility ... 
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Treasury to help SMEs access EU funding

This summer, HM Treasury intends to implement the doubled Prospectus Directive limit which will give small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to access funding of up to 5 million ... 
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Use summer slowdown to catch up on compliance

The summer can often be a quiet time in many industries as production lines are wound down or even closed to accommodate holidays. Brady recommends using this opportunity to check on complianceSummer ... 
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Vacuum pump market set for growth

Dry and energy efficient vacuum pumps are set for the strongest growth between now and 2017, says a report from Frost & Sullivan. Strategic Analysis of the European Vacuum Pumps Market found that ... 
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Free courses for hygienic processing

Following on from the success of its Steam Training courses, Bürkert has now introduced free courses for Hygienic Processing. The courses are being run as one-day modules by looking at compliance ... 
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Quick shipping for valves, assemblies and parts

Emerson Process Management has extended its Quick Ship programme to cover selected Fisher valves, assemblies and parts. The programme is designed to supply critical products and spares on reduced ... 
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Spill control in the workplace – don’t get stuck in the dark ages

Make short work of the clean-up – give granular the boot and take a look at polypropylene sorbents! - As I may have mentioned before in association with Brady, it is often the products that don’t ... 
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New exhibition for asset management

Birmingham’s NEC will once again play host to Drives & Controls, Air-Tech and the International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX), all of which take place between 17-19th April 2012. Also being ... 
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Apprenticeships increase, but for how long?

Figures released from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) show apprenticeships are on the increase, with 442,700 courses beginning in the 2010/2011 academic year. However, there ... 
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Steam technology centre opens its doors

Spirax Sarco has opened its UK Steam Technology Centre, said to be the only training facility in the UK to offer a fully-operational steam system with SCADA control. The revamped centre offers a ... 
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Relishing the concept of traceability

Cooked ingredients company Beacon Foods produces... roasted and chargrilled vegetables and fruit, relishes, chutneys and compotes for the food manufacturing and retail industry. The company’s MD ... 
Weighing & ingredient technology

A win-win solution for EfW plant

The recently completed La Collete Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Jersey will provide a reliable and environmentally friendly means of waste disposal for the Island over the next 25 years. It will ... 
Weighing & ingredient technology

No room for error in mushroom weighing

Unilever Bestfoods Knorr site at Duppigheim in Alsace was experiencing problems with its volumetric machines. Laurent Ghesquière, director of the dehydrated products plant, which has 16 packing lines,... 
Weighing & ingredient technology

Hygienic weighing

Mettler Toledo has introduced a range of food scales suitable for manual weighing tasks in hygienically sensitive areas. The ICS range is designed to make operation, maintenance and traceability ... 
Weighing & ingredient technology

 
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